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'Prey': 5 things you need to know about the 'Predator' prequel on Hulu

'Prey' serves as an origin story to the 'Predator' franchise and is set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago
UPDATED MAY 17, 2022
A promotional image for 'Prey' (20th Century  Studios/Hulu)
A promotional image for 'Prey' (20th Century Studios/Hulu)

It has been over three decades since 'Predator' came out. The Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer, helmed by John McTiernan, was released in 1987 and happened to be the No 1 film at the US box office on its opening weekend. Tiernan's direction combined with a great cast and a fantastic premise made the film a classic. However, none of the films that followed it were able to recreate the magic. There were 3 direct attempts and 2 crossovers in partnership with the 'Alien' franchise. 

Hoping to break the spell and opting to do so with an approach that's new to the franchise comes 'Prey', a prequel set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Produced by John Davis, who was a part of the OG flick, 'Prey' will see an indigenous warrior battle one of the first predators to arrive on Earth. Read on to know more about the upcoming flick that might just spawn a new generation of 'Predator' fans. 


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When and where can you watch 'Prey'?

'Prey' is slated to release on Hulu on August 5, 2022. Subscriptions start at $6.99/month. 

What is 'Prey' all about?

The film's official synopsis reads, "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."

Who stars in 'Prey'?

Amber Midthunder will be seen as Naru in the film that serves as an origin story for the 'Predator' franchise. She is a Native American and an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe. Amber is best known for her roles in shows such as 'Legion', 'Roswell, New Mexico', 'Longmire', and 'Banshee.'

Amber Midthunder attends "The Wheel" Photo Call during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox (Photo by Juanito Aguil/Getty Images)

Other actors who are a part of 'Prey' are Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, and Julian Black Antelope. 


The 'Predator' prequel is directed by Dan Trachtenberg on a script written by Patrick Aison. Lawrence Gordon, Marty Ewing, James E Thomas, John C Thomas, and Marc Toberoff serve as executive producers. 'Prey' is produced by John Davis and Jhane Myers. 


Check out the trailer of 'Prey' below: