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First trailer for YouTube sci-fi anthology 'Weird City' is like a comedic version of Black Mirror

By Josh Weiss
Weird City YouTube

You may think that Netflix has the market cornered on cautionary tales about modern-day technology with Black Mirror, but you'd be wrong. The stories from Charlie Brooker & Co. are bleak and unsettling, which means there's room for a more lighthearted version of a sci-fi anthology series.

Enter Weird City, an upcoming YouTube Premiere show from Key & Peele writers Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders. Set in a futuristic city named "Weird," the comedic series packs a wallop of a cast: Mark Hamill, Michael Cera, Sara Gilbert, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rosario Dawson, Laverne Cox, Steven Yeun, Auli’i Cravalho, Ed O'Neill, Awkwafina, Dylan O’Brien, Hannah Simone, and LeVar Burton.

Here's the trailer:

The population of Weird is divided into two classes, "The Haves," who live above The Line and "The Have Nots," who live Below The Line. While the episodes will all tell different stories, there will be one constant in the form of Dr. Negari.

"Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, [capturing] the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens," reads the show's official description.

Weird City debuts on YouTube Premiere on Feb. 13.