Check out the trailer YouTube has dropped for Weird City, an anthology sci-fi series from the minds of Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders (Key and Peele writer).
The satirical series is set in Weird, a dystopian metropolis in the not-too-distant future. The city is split into two extreme classes – the haves living “Above the Line” and the have nots living “Below the Line” – with the middle class no longer in existence.
YouTube describes the series as an anthology in which each episode covers “a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world”. The trailer shows off what looks like a more humourous Black Mirror, with extreme – yet terrifyingly familiar – takes on things like social media and technology. There’s quite a big cast involved, including Dylan O’Brien, Ed O’Neill, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Laverne Cox, Awkwafina, Gillian Jacobs, and Mark Hamill, among many others.
Weird City premieres on YouTube Premium on February 13. Check out the trailer below.
YouTube’s official synopsis for Weird City:
From the mind of Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders comes WEIRD CITY, a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. In this dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together.
Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc.. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens.