Jordan Peele Signs Multi-Year Deal With Universal Studio Group

Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele Signs Multi-Year Deal With Universal Studio Group

Peele’s production company Monkeypaw Productions, is making its way to television. 

Most notably known for the Emmy Award-winning show ‘Key and Peele,‘ actor and comedian Jordan Peele has signed a multi-year TV deal with Universal Studio Group, which follows his previous one established in 2019.

Jordan Peele

Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman of Universal Studio Group, said in a statement,

“The term ‘visionary’ is thrown around all too frequently in our business but in the case of Jordan Peele, it could not be more apt.”

She continued,

“He brings clarity of purpose as well as cultural specificity to everything he does, and audiences worldwide have responded. I am truly honored that Jordan and his partner Win Rosenfeld have chosen our studio as their TV home for the foreseeable future.”

Under Jordan’s production company his television credits include, “The Twilight Zone” reboot for CBS; the Golden Globe-nominated “Hunters” for Amazon Prime Video; and the highly recognized “Lovecraft Country” for HBO, which received 18 Emmy nods this year and won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Horror Series.

Universal Television President Erin Underhill said,

“In the short amount of time I’ve spent with Jordan, Win and the fantastic Monkeypaw team, I have no doubt this will be a fruitful and fun collaboration. Given the diverse range of ideas we discussed, the sky’s the limit!”

With his previous deal, Jordan Peele wrote and directed ‘Get Out‘ and ‘Us’, which together grossed over $500 Million worldwide.

MonkeyPaw Productions is also behind the historic box office success ‘CandyMan,’ which was co-written and directed by Nia DeCosta. 

CandyMan reached No. 1 at the domestic box office, which is a first for a movie directed by a black woman.

Are you looking forward to more shows from Jordan Peele? Tell us in the comments. 

Authored by: Ellori Nicole