Monkeypaw Productions

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Monkeypaw Productions
IndustryProduction company
Founded2012; 7 years ago (2012)
FounderJordan Peele
Key people
Jordan Peele

Monkeypaw Productions is an American production company founded by director and producer Jordan Peele in 2012.[1] The company is known for producing the 2017 horror film Get Out and the 2019 horror film Us. The company is named after the 1902 horror short story "The Monkey's Paw".


In 2012, Monkeypaw Productions released the comedy series Key & Peele on January 31, 2012 on Comedy Central.[2] When the series ended in 2015, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key wrote the script for the comedy film Keanu which was released on April 29, 2016 by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.[3] In 2017, Jordan Peele's directorial debut horror film Get Out was released on February 24, 2017 by Universal Pictures.[4]

On May 3, 2017, Peele signed a two year, first-look deal with Universal Pictures. The deal involves Peele and his Monkeypaw production company to invest, produce and distribute genre films for Universal. The deal also includes Peele producing micro-budget films with Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions banner after their collaboration with Get Out.[5]

On May 16, 2017, it was announced that Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions are producing a horror drama anthology series titled Lovecraft Country for HBO and Warner Bros. Television. The television series is an adaptation of the 2016 horror novel by Matt Ruff. The pilot will be written by Misha Green, who will serve as the showrunner for the series. Peele, Abrams and Ben Stephenson will serve as executive producers.[6]

On May 8, 2018, it was announced that Peele would write and direct Us, a social horror film starring Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke. The film was released on March 22, 2019 by Universal Pictures.[7]

Feature films[edit]

Year Film Directed by Budget Gross Co-producers Distributor
2016 Keanu Peter Atencio $15 million $20.6 million New Line Cinema, RatPac-Dune Entertainment,
Detroit Pictures, and Principato-Young Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures
2017 Get Out Jordan Peele $4.5 million $255.4 million Blumhouse Productions and QC Entertainment Universal Pictures
2018 BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee $15 million $91.5 million Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment,
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Legendary Entertainment, and Perfect World Pictures
Focus Features
2019 Us[8] Jordan Peele $20 million[9] $254.7 million Perfect World Pictures Universal Pictures
2020 Candyman[10] Nia DaCosta N/A N/A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
2021 Wendell and Wild[11] Henry Selick N/A N/A The Gotham Group and Principato-Young Entertainment Netflix

Television series[edit]

Year Series Creator(s) Co-productions Network
2012–2015 Key & Peele Keegan-Michael Key
Jordan Peele
Cindylou and Martel & Roberts Productions Comedy Central
2018–present The Last O.G. John Carcieri
Jordan Peele
Streetlife Productions Inc., Full Flavor, The Tannenbaum Company,
Principato-Young Entertainment, and Studio T
2019–present Weird City Charlie Sanders
Jordan Peele
Sonar Entertainment, Mosaic and Raskal Productions YouTube Premium
Lorena Joshua Rofé Sonar Entertainment and Number 19 Amazon Video
The Twilight Zone Simon Kinberg
Jordan Peele
Marco Ramirez
CBS Television Studios and Genre Films CBS All Access
TBA The Hunt David Weil Sonar Entertainment Amazon Video
Lovecraft Country Jordan Peele
J. J. Abrams
Misha Green
Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television HBO

Notes and references[edit]



  1. ^ "Jordan Peele". Variety.
  2. ^ Gorman, Bill (January 4, 2012). "Keegan-Michael Key And Jordan Peele Come To Comedy Central With New Series 'Key & Peele'". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 12, 2016). "Warner Bros Moves Key & Peele Starrer 'Keanu' Back One Week - Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Pederson, Erik (October 4, 2016). "'Get Out': Universal Dates Jordan Peele's Blumhouse Chiller & Unleashes Trailer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (May 3, 2017). "'Get Out' Filmmaker Jordan Peele Signs First-Look Deal With Universal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (May 16, 2017). "'Get Out's Jordan Peele Teams With WBTV, HBO & Bad Robot For 'Lovecraft Country' Drama Series; Misha Green Writing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 8, 2019). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' To Hit Theaters A Week Later After Landing SXSW Opening Night Slot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 22, 2017). "Universal Sets 2019 Release Date For Jordan Peele's Untitled Social Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Us (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 27, 2018). "Jordan Peele-Produced 'Candyman' Reboot Taps Director Nia DaCosta". Variety. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (March 14, 2018). "Netflix Wins Stop-Motion Animated 'Wendell And Wild': Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key Aboard". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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