EXCLUSIVE: How I Met Your Mother alum Josh Radnor has been cast opposite Al Pacino, Logan Lerman and Jerrika Hinton in The Hunt, Amazon’s vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series executive produced by Oscar-winning Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele.
The Hunt, created by David Weil, follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Radnor will play Lonny Flash, a movie star who’s secretly a member of Meyer’s (Pacino) organization.
Lena Olin, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Tiffany Boone, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Greg Austin and Dylan Baker also co-star.
Weil and Nikki Toscano serve as executive produces and co-showruns. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct the pilot pilot and is executive producer. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment produce.
Radnor starred as Ted on all nine seasons of How I Met Your Mother. His most recent TV series starring roles include PBS’ Civil War drama Mercy Street and NBC’s Rise. His film credits include Liberal Arts, his directorial debut Happythankyoumoreplease and starring roles in Theresa Bennett’s dark romantic comedy Social Animals and Jill Soloway’s, Afternoon Delight. On stage, he also starred in the Kennedy Center’s recent production of Little Shop of Horrors alongside Megan Hilty and James Monroe Igleheart. He’s repped by UTA, B. Company, and Frankfurt Kurnit.