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Amazon greenlights Jordan Peele docuseries

Amazon has greenlit Lorena, a Prime original series executive produced by Jordan Peele and produced by Monkeypaw and Sonar Entertainment.

Lorena is a four-part documentary series that reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt’s tumultuous relationship, which saw Bobbitt cause serious bodily harm to her former husband.

It challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded the event. The doc allows Bobbitt to tell the story from a first person perspective. It reveals how one incident laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.

Lorena is executive produced by Peele and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Rofé and Steven J. Berger for Number 19, Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski for Sonar. It is produced by Number 19 alongside Sonar and Monkeypaw.

“Jordan has proven himself as a captivating voice of social critique and we are excited to work with him on this project. Lorena reframes Lorena Bobbitt’s story around issues of sexism and domestic abuse and offers Prime members an exclusive new view into how America got her story wrong and maybe continues to get it wrong,” said Heather Schuster, head of unscripted at Amazon Originals.