‘Weird City’ Trailer: Jordan Peele’s YouTube Sci-Fi Show Brings the Funny to a Futuristic Dystopia

/Film | 1/10/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Jordan Peele may be horror’s new favorite son, but the ever-busy writer/producer/director is finding ways to acknowledge his comedy roots. Jordan Peele and former Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders teamed up to create the YouTube Premium series Weird City, a sci-fi anthology that brings the funny to futuristic dystopias. Set in a society where classes are starkly divided by the haves and have-nots, labeled in this case as “Above the Line” and “Below the Line,” Weird City stars LeVar Burton as a mad scientist who introduces all kinds of bizarre gadgets to better optimize love and life — to hilarious results according to the Weird City trailer.

In a near-future dystopian city divided by “The Line,” the impoverished live separate from the high-tech, sleek urbanites. But all of them are guinea pigs to the mysterious Dr. Negari (Burton), who is the one recurring constant in each episode of this anthology series. Every episode he introduces a new innovation that will improve dating, healthcare, transportation, or sex, but resulting in ridiculous situations that the denizens of Weird City just accept as par for the course. One such disastrous experiment includes a computer program that matches people up with their life partners. Sound familiar? Basically, it’s like Black Mirror, but funny.

Synopsis - Weird - City

Here is the official synopsis for Weird City:

From the mind of Jordan...
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