White people are evil and want to destroy an innocent black family in Amazon Prime’s Them, a new horror series that looks and sounds like a Jordan Peele production but in fact comes from executive producer Lena Waithe.
Set to debut April 9, Them depicts a black family moving into their dream home in the then-all-white Los Angeles suburb of Compton, only to fall victim to their demonic white neighbors who are intent on terrorizing and ultimately destroying them.
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“This is how it begins. With one family,” says a blonde housewife (Alison Pill) before pouring sugar into the gas tank of their car.
“They came from someplace worse. We’ll have to make this place worse,” she adds.
At a publicity event earlier this year, show creator Little Marvin explained his creative rationale for the series, which already has an order for a second season.
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“There’s no more quintessential part of the American dream than the dream of home ownership,” he reportedly said.
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“But, as you probably know, that’s been anything but a dream for black folks in this country. In fact, it’s been a nightmare. So, it’s an opportunity to tell an American dream story of home ownership but peel back those floorboards a bit.”
Marvin said that each season will explore a different time and place.
As numerous people on social media have noted, Them bears a strong resemblance to two Jordan Peele movies — the Oscar-winning Get Out and Us.
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