Amazon Studios and Oscar-winning writer/director Jordan Peele are bringing aboard six more cast members to join their vengeance-driven, Nazi-hunting series The Hunt. Kate Mulvany joins as a series regular, with James Le Gros, Ebony Obsidian, Caleb Emery, Henry Hunter Hall, and Jeannie Berlin set for recurring roles. The new additions joins The Perks of Being a Wallflower's Logan Lerman (Jack & Bobby), Oscar winner Al Pacino, Grey's Anatomy's Jerrika Hinton and a number of others on the 10-episode project.
Based on an original idea by David Weil but also drawing on real historical events, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. Known as "The Hunters," the group discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Lerman (Jack & Bobby) plays 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 the Nazi murderers living in the U.S. under assumed identities. Pacino will play the Nazi hunter who mentors him.
Mulvany (Fighting Season) is set to play Sister Harriet, a member of The Hunt. Obsidian (If Beale Street Could Talk) plays Carol Hawthorne, Jonah's neighbor and romantic interest. Emery (Little) and Hall (When They See Us) will play Jonah's best friends Arthur "Bootyhole" McGuigan and Sherman "Cheeks" Johnson respectively. Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy) plays veteran FBI agent Detective Grimbsy; while Berlin (The Night Of) plays Jonah's grandmother.
Hinton's (Here and Now) Millie Malone is a dynamic and gutsy FBI agent who finds herself marginalized because of her race and gender. The fact that she's so assertive hasn't won her any admirers among the FBI's old boy hierarchy. Pacino plays Jonah Heidelbaum's Nazi-hunting mentor. The Hunt also stars Josh Radnor, Lena Olin, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Tiffany Boone, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Greg Austin, and Dylan Baker.
The Hunt had garnered interested from several networks and services before Amazon secured the project, which marked the first new scripted series under Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. The series will be a global exclusive for the streaming service, meaning that it will premiere in over 200 countries and territories through Amazon Prime Video.
"Our biggest priority is attracting exceptional writing and producing talent to bring addictive, groundbreaking projects to Prime Video. The Hunt is edge-of-your seat entertainment that is not only culturally relevant but deliciously original. David Weil, Jordan Peele, and the entire Monkeypaw and Sonar Entertainment teams represent the dream team! We can't wait to get started!"
– Jennifer Salke, Amazon Studios
The Hunt is produced by Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, and created by series writer / executive producer / co-showrunner Weil (Moonfall). Nikki Toscano also serves as executive producer and co-showrunner. Peele, Sonar Entertainment's Tom Lesinski (Mr. Mercedes) and Jenna Santoianni (Mr. Mercedes); and Monkeypaw Productions' Win Rosenfeld (Dark Net) also executive produce.