Al Pacino explains why he joined Amazon’s ‘Hunters,’ his Nazi-killing first TV series

After coming to Netflix and receiving his first Oscar nomination in 27 years for “The Irishman,” Al Pacino might next receive an Emmy nomination for his new Amazon’s “Hunters.”

Executive-produced by Jordan Peele, “Hunters” marks Pacino’s first regular series role. Set in New York City in 1977, the show is inspired by stories that creator David Weil’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, told him when he was a child. It follows a group of Nazi hunters that springs to action after discovering that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials have set up base there and are planning to start the Fourth Reich. Pacino plays Meyer Offerman, who recruits Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman), a Jewish comic book shop clerk, to join the Hunters.

Asked what drew him to his first TV series at Tuesday’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, Pacino, who won Emmys for HBO’s “Angels in America” and “You Don’t Know Jack,

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