Following the official coming-out party for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service this afternoon, more details have been revealed about the original content planned for the service.
The biggest announcement is “MacGruber,” a TV series based on the popular SNL character who previously got his own film in 2010, is coming to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service.
Talk of a sequel has been happening for some time, but the project has now morphed into this series. Will Forte is returning to reprise the role and executive produce the series in which MacGruber has been released after a decade in prison.
His mission? To take down a mysterious villain from his past, Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. MacGruber, Vicki and Piper must race against time to defeat the forces of evil. It’s not yet clear if Kristen Wiig or Ryan Phillippe will reprise their roles from the film as Vicki and Piper.
There is no word currently on how far along the series is in the development process. Jorma Taccone and John Solomon are also writing and executive producing.
Also newly announced:
– Tina Fey is executive producing “Girls5Eva,” a comedy about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s that reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. Meredith Scardino (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) pens and executive produces the series.
– Amy Poehler is executive producing “Division One,” a coming-of-age comedy about an underdog women’s collegiate soccer team that gets a new female coach – a former professional soccer player who’s fallen from grace – and must decide whether or not they’re going to take the risk of trying to be great. Maggie Carey (“Barry,” “Silicon Valley”) is writing, directing and executive producing
– Mindy Kaling is executive producing “Expecting” which centers on Ellie, a fiercely independent but perpetually single music manager who has always wanted a family but never found a man worthy of the role of ‘father’. When she reaches her 39th birthday, Ellie decides to ask her gay best friend and co-worker, Jonathan, if he’ll be her sperm donor.
– “Clean Slate” is a comedy that follows old school car wash owner Henry (George Wallace), who is thrilled that his estranged son is returning to Alabama after 17 years. He’s in for a shock when he meets the determined, proud, trans woman, Desiree (Laverne Cox) she has become. Cox and Wallace are writers and executive producers on the series.
– The animated comedy series “The Adventure Zone” based on the McElroy family’s Dungeons & Dragons podcast and bestselling graphic novel series. The series follows an unlikely, poorly equipped trio and their beleaguered Dungeon Master as they reluctantly embark on a quest to save their world.
– UK imports “The Capture” and “Lady Parts,” a racing series from Dale Earnhardt Jr., an untitled NBA docuseries about USA Basketball superstars on their journey to the Tokyo Olympics, and three comedies from Sky Studios – “Hitmen,” “Code 404” and “Intelligence” starring David Schwimmer.
– Peacock has signed a multi-year partnership with Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud network, which includes a first-look deal along with the distribution of LOL’s catalogue on the service. A Kevin Hart stand-up comedy special and an original short-form interview series called “Hart to Heart” will also be produced exclusively for Peacock.
These join the previously announced “Battlestar Galactica” reboot from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, the “Punky Brewster” and “Saved by the Bell” revivals, a third season of “A.P. Bio”, the Jamie Dornan and Alec Baldwin-led “Dr. Death,” the Emmy Rossum-led limited series “Angelyne,” the Ed Helms comedy “Rutherford Falls” and the telemovie “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home”.
Source: TV Line