The Hunt: Al Pacino to Star in Amazon’s Nazi Hunting Series

Al Pacino

The Hunt: Al Pacino to Star in Amazon’s Nazi Hunting Series

Amazon declined to comment.

This won't be Pacino's first foray into television; he stared in the HBO films Paterno, Phil Spector and You Don't Know Jack, as well as the HBO miniseries Angels in America. He is known for his roles in iconic films like "The Godfather" franchise, "Serpico", "Dog Day Afternoon", and "Scent of a Woman". And as if that's not enough, the Oscar-winning actor is joining another cool project, as Collider has confirmed he's in final negotiations to join Jordan Peele's Amazon series The Hunt.

Though Al Pacino has appeared in a number of TV movies and specials in recent years, he hasn't been part of an ongoing series. The Hunt will tell the story of a group known as the Hunters living in New York City in 1977.

Amazon has put in a 10-episode order for the first season, presumably to premiere sometime in late 2019.

He is repped by CAA. The Hunters discover that hundreds of former high-ranking Nazi officials are living among them and conspiring to create the Fourth Reich in the U.S. The group then sets out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans. Nikki Toscano executive produces and co-showruns with Weil.

Based on an original idea, drawing from real-life events, "The Hunt" originated as a hot drama series spec, which was taken out to the premium marketplace by Sonar Entertainment last fall, garnering interest from multiple buyers. Pacino would play the Nazi hunter mentor of Jonah Heidelbaum (Lerman), who gets caught up in the organization while seeking vengeance on the unknown assailant who murdered his grandmother. Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni from Sonar Entertainment will also executive produce, with Monkeypaw and Sonar producing.

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