Hunters made some waves when it debuted on Amazon Prime earlier this year -- and it looks like it's coming back for more. On Monday, Amazon Studios announced that it has ordered the hit series for a second season. Inspired by true events, Hunters will follow an eclectic and diverse group of mercenaries in 1977 New York City, who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America. The group is led on a bloody quest for revenge and justice, which leads them to stumble into a far-reaching conspiracy that could forever shape the world. The series is led by an ensemble cast including Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, and Jerrika Hinton, and is created by David Weil and executive produced by Jordan Peele.
“I am beyond grateful to Jen and the Amazon family for their continued extraordinary support of Hunters,” Weil said in a statement. “Alongside our magnificent cast, incredible crew, and brilliant writers and producers, I am more eager than ever to share the next chapter of the Hunters saga with the world.”
“With Hunters, David Weil’s bold vision and fearless imagination powered a thrilling, twisty, action-packed first season that engaged Prime Video customers around the world,” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, added. “We are thrilled that David, Jordan, and the Hunters will be back with us for more.”
Hunters also stars Josh Radnor, Kate Mulvany, Tiffany Boone, Greg Austin, Louis Ozawa, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Dylan Baker, and Lena Olin.
The first season of Hunters, which debuted in February, quickly caught public attention for its unique take on the Nazis and the Holocaust. While the series includes and references many real-life atrocities committed in World War II, it also drew backlash from the Auschwitz Memorial for a fictional sequence in the series' first episode.
"While Hunters is a dramatic narrative series, with largely fictional characters, it is inspired by true events," Weil said in a statement at the time. "But it is not documentary. And it was never purported to be. In creating this series it was most important for me to consider what I believe to be the ultimate question and challenge of telling a story about the Holocaust: how do I do so without borrowing from a real person’s specific life or experience?"0comments
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The first season of Hunters is currently available on Amazon Prime Video.