Monkeypaw Productions, UTAS Enter Production for Black Cowboys Doc


Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Universal Television Alternative Studios (UTAS) have begun production on a new documentary series dismantling the whitewashed mythology of the cowboy.

The inaugural docuseries from Monkeypaw is slated to debut on Peacock. The three-parter, inspired by themes from Peele’s Nope, falls under the filmmaker’s overall deal with Universal Studio Group.

Nope gave a nod to the deep history of Black cowboys in America, and this docuseries offers a full exploration of their lives and contributions to today’s cultural landscape,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, chairman of Universal Studio Group. “Told through the singular lens of Jordan Peele, this series is every bit as entertaining as it is enriching. It’s been a thrill for UTAS to collaborate with Jordan, Monkeypaw, Keith and the team on what is a truly special project, and we’re excited to share it with fans.”