Jordan Peele is a busy man. He created and produced Tracy Morgan's TBS series The Last O.G. and is slated to film the crime thriller Black Klansman. He's even thinking about creating a sequel to his Academy Award–winning film Get Out. But that's not all. Now, Amazon's picking up his four-part docuseries on Lorena Bobbitt and the infamous case where she cut off her husband's penis after he reportedly sexually and physically abused her.
The series, Lorena, is promised to provide "a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt and how one event laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage," reads Amazon's press statement, according to TheWrap.
Peele is set to produce the series while Joshua Rofé will handle the directing duties. In the statement, Peele spoke about the importance of the case and how it changed the landscape of TV. "When we hear the name 'Bobbitt' we think of one of the most sensational incidents to ever be catapulted into a full blown media spectacle," it read. "With this project, Lorena has a platform to tell her truth as well as engage in a critical conversation about gender dynamics, abuse, and her demand for justice. This is Lorena’s story and we’re honored to help her tell it."
It's that same feeling Rofé will attempt to capture as well.
"Our hope for this series is to give viewers pause when the next scandal of the moment is presented to us as macabre entertainment," he said. "Often, there’s profound pain and trauma just beneath the surface of stories like Lorena’s."