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Logan Lerman to Star in Jordan Peele's Nazi Hunter Amazon Drama
Amazon has found its leading man for The Hunt.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower breakout Logan Lerman is near a deal to star in the straight-to-series drama from Jordan Peele.
Inspired by real-life events, the 10-episode drama revolves around a group of Nazi hunters living in New York City in 1977. The drama is created and written by David Weil (Moonfall) and being produced by Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment. Nikki Toscano serves as showrunner and exec producer.
Lerman will play the lead, Jonah Heidelbaum, who, when his grandmother is slain by a mysterious intruder in their apartment, sets out to track the culprit — only to find himself swept up in the mysterious organization known as The Hunt, a group of justice-seeking individuals dedicated to rooting out Nazi war criminals living in the U.S. under assumed identities.
The Hunt marks Lerman's first return to series regular television since Jack & Bobby, which aired for one season in 2004-05 on the former WB Network. On the feature side, Lerman's credits include Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Noah and Fury. He's repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Hirsch Wallerstein.
Amazon handed out a straight-to-series order for The Hunt in May as part of new exec Jennifer Salke's programming push to bring "addictive, groundbreaking" shows to the retail giant and streamer. Since his breakout success with Get Out, Peele moved his first-look TV deal with Sonar to Amazon, where he's also prepping a four-part Lorena Bobbitt docuseries.