People below The Line actually wash their own clothes in laundromats in Weird City, a YouTube anthology series from Jordan Peele (Get Out, Key & Peele, The Last O.G.) and Charlie Sanders (Key and Peele).
The six-episode half-hour sci-fi comedy is described as a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. In this dystopian setting, 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 the stories together.
Each episode focuses on a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world, tackling issues such as social media addiction, online dating, and fitness obsession, and is designed to present the unease of modern urban living through a bizarre and peculiar lens.
Guest stars include Sara Gilbert (The Conners, The Talk), Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner franchise, Teen Wolf), Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), Rosario Dawson (Luke Cage), Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad), Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black), LeVar Burton (Star Trek) Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s Eight) and others.
Jose Molina (The Tick, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Sleepy Hollow) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Adam Bernstein (Fargo, Scrubs, 30 Rock), directed the first two episodes, while Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), and Tricia Brock (The Walking Dead, 30 Rock) each directed two episodes.
Weird City is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Sonar Entertainment, Mosaic and Raskal Productions.
Peele, Sanders and Bernstein serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld through Monkeypaw, Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni through Sonar Entertainment, Sam Hansen and Jimmy Miller through Mosaic and Keith Raskin and Linda Morel through Raskal Productions.
Weird City premieres February 13 on YouTube Premium.