Jordan Peele produces NOPE-inspired Peacock docuseries about black cowboys

Director Jordan PeeleMonkeypaw Productions is heading into documentary territory and using his film No as inspiration. THE Go out the director is producing a documentary series for Peacock that dismantles the whitewashed mythology of the cowboy.

Produced through his Monkeypaw Productions label, Peele is producing the untitled series with Universal Television Alternative Studio as part of his overall deal with Universal Studio Group.

The series is inspired by the themes of his film Nowho acted Daniele Kaluuya AND Keke Palmer as brothers fighting on horseback while trying to capture evidence of a UFO in Agua Dulce, California.

The docuseries will rewrite a fundamental piece of American history, unmasking the forces that have erased the identity of the black cowboy from frontier history and present.

Keith McQuirterwho ran MGM+ By Any Means Necessary: ​​The Godfather of Harlemwill serve as showrunner, director and executive producer.

Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Studio Group, said of the project:

No gave a nod to the deep history of black cowboys in America, and this docuseries offers a comprehensive exploration of their lives and contributions to today’s cultural landscape.

“Told through the singular lens of Jordan Peele, this series is as entertaining as it is enriching. It’s been a thrill for UTAS to collaborate with Jordan, Monkeypaw, Keith and the team on what is a truly special project, and we’re thrilled to share it with fans.”

via: Deadline

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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