“Prey” Trailer Reveals “Predator” Prequel Coming to Hulu
The Predator franchise is getting a very compelling prequel.
The first trailer for director Dan Trachtenberg’s (10 Cloverfield Lane, The Boys) Predator sequel Prey is here, revealing a glimpse at how the cosmos’ most relentless Alpha Predator has been hunting on our planet for a long, long time. Prey is set in the Comanche Nation some 300 years ago and is centered on Naru (Amber Midthunder), a very skilled Comanche warrior who was taught by some of the Nation’s most revered hunters. As you’ve likely guessed by now, Naru’s skills will be put to the test when her camp is threatened by a hunter who exceeds even her abilities. Naru’s intent on protecting her people, but she’ll be pitted against a force unlike any she could possibly imagine.
Trachtenberg’s film comes from a script by Patrick Aison (Jack Ryan), and the production was committed to making sure their portrayal of the Comanche was accurate. A key to this effort was producer Jhane Myers, an acclaimed filmmaker and member of the Comanche nation, and the cast, along with Midthunder, is comprised entirely of Native and First Nation talent. This includes Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope, and Michelle Thrush.
Check out the trailer below. Prey begins its hunt on Hulu on August 5.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Prey,” an all-new action-thriller from 20th Century Studios directed by Dan Trachtenberg (“The Boys,” “10 Cloverfield Lane”) and the newest entry in the “Predator” franchise, will stream August 5, 2022, exclusively on Hulu.
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, “Prey” is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
“Prey” is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, written by Patrick Aison (“Jack Ryan,” “Treadstone”), and produced by John Davis (“Jungle Cruise,” “The Predator”) and Jhane Myers (“Monsters of God”), with Lawrence Gordon (“Watchmen”), Marty Ewing (“It: Chapter Two”), James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas and Marc Toberoff (“Fantasy Island”) serving as executive producers.
The filmmakers were committed to creating a film that provides an accurate portrayal of the Comanche and brings a level of authenticity that rings true to its Indigenous peoples. Myers, an acclaimed filmmaker, Sundance Fellow and member of the Comanche nation herself, is known for her attention and dedication to films surrounding the Comanche and Blackfeet nations and her passion for honoring the legacies of the Native communities. As a result, the film features a cast comprised almost entirely of Native and First Nation’s talent, including Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”), Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”).
For more on films and shows on Hulu, check out these stories:
Featured image: “Prey.” Courtesy 20th Century Studios/Hulu