Laverne Cox has been tapped to join Jordan Peele’s comedic sci-fi anthology series Weird City, a six-episode series slated to premiere on YouTube’s Premium video series sometime next year.

The series is set in the near-future, and will attempt to explore modern-day issues through a blend sci-fi and comedy. Weird City is produced by Peele’s Monkey Paw Productions, Sonar Entertainment, Mosaic, and Raskal Productions.  Cox is joined by Sara Gilbert, Dylan O’Brien, Ed O’Neill, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, and LeVar Burton, who have all signed up to appear in episodes of Weird City.

Weird City is just one of the major projects Peele has coming in 2019. Peele’s next directorial film effort, Us, will arrive next year. Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, and Winston Duke will star in the highly anticipated flick. The film follows Peele’s 2017 debut feature Get Out, which at this year’s Academy Awards.



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