Yet another streaming service is on the way, ladies and gentlemen, this time coming from NBCUniversal. They’ve announced that their new service will be called Peacock, a nod to the famous NBC logo, and they’ve also announced many of the TV series and movies that will be available to those who subscribe.
Among the announced content you’ll find some unsurprising NBC titles such as The Office and Parks and Recreation. But the ones that will really grab some attention are a trio of reboots. One is a new take on Battlestar Galactica, and reboots of Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster are also in development.
You can find the full lineup of shows and movies that have been announced for Peacock below.
Peacock will offer a broad slate of original dramas, including â€œDr. Death,â€ based on the true-crime podcast starring Jamie Dornan, Emmy and Golden GlobeÂ® winner Alec Baldwin and Golden Globe winner Christian Slater; a reboot of the critically acclaimed and award-winning â€œBattlestar Galactica,â€ from Golden GlobeÂ® winner and Emmy-nominated â€œMr. Robotâ€ and â€œHomecomingâ€ EP Sam Esmail; â€œBrave New World,â€ based on the dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley and starring Alden Ehrenreich (â€œSolo: A Star Wars Storyâ€) and Golden GlobeÂ® Award nominee Demi Moore; â€œAngelyne,â€ a limited series from Golden GlobeÂ® Award nominee Emmy Rossum; and â€œOne of Us Is Lying,â€ based on the New York Times best-selling young adult mystery-thriller.
The platformâ€™s new original comedies include â€œRutherford Falls,â€ co-created by Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Mike Schur, Ed Helms, and Sierra Teller Ornelas, and starring Ed Helms; â€œStraight Talk,â€ from EmmyÂ® Award nominee Rashida Jones and NAACP Image AwardÂ® winner Jada Pinkett Smith; reboots of two beloved series â€“ â€œSaved By the Bell,â€ from EmmyÂ® Award winner Tracey Wigfield (â€œ30 Rockâ€), featuring original cast members including Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, and â€œPunky Brewster,â€ starring Soleil Moon Frye as a grown-up version of her former character; an all-new season of â€œA.P. Bio,â€ starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt; and the second movie spinoff from the long-running series â€œPsych.â€
Peacock will feature a broad array of the most-talked-about unscripted programming, including a new â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ docuseries, â€œWho Wrote That,â€ from creator Lorne Michaels, exploring the famous personalities in front of and behind the camera; an original talk show series from Jimmy Fallon, in collaboration with Matador Content and Universal Television Alternative Studio; a weekly late night show starring Amber Ruffin and executive produced by Seth Meyers; and a spinoff of Bravoâ€™s successful â€œThe Real Housewivesâ€ franchise.
In addition to the exclusive streaming rights to the beloved NBC sitcoms â€œThe Officeâ€ and â€œParks and Recreation,â€ some of the most popular NBC and classic TV series of all time will be available on Peacock, including â€œ30 Rock,â€ â€œBates Motel,â€ â€œBattlestar Galactica,â€ â€œBrooklyn Nine-Nine,â€ â€œCheers,â€ â€œChrisley Knows Best,â€ â€œCovert Affairs,â€ â€œDownton Abbey,â€ â€œEveryone Loves Raymond,â€ â€œFrasier,â€ â€œFriday Night Lights,â€ â€œHouse,â€ â€œKeeping Up with the Kardashians,â€ â€œKing Of Queens,â€ â€œMarriedâ€¦With Children,â€ â€œMonk,â€ â€œParenthood,â€ â€œPsych,â€ â€œRoyal Pains,â€ â€œSaturday Night Live,â€ â€œSuperstore,â€ â€œThe Real Housewives,â€ â€œTop Chef,â€ and â€œWill & Grace.â€
Universal Pictures is developing premium original films and animated series to debut on Peacock with prominent talent and filmmakers. Additionally, DreamWorks Animation, the beloved kids and family brand and the studio behind animated hits â€œShrek,â€ â€œKung Fu Pandaâ€ and â€œHow to Train Your Dragon,â€ will create original animated content for Peacock, making the platform a must-have offering for the entire family.
Peacock will also offer a robust slate of critically-acclaimed films and box-office hits from Universal Pictures and Focus Features. These titles range from laugh-out-loud comedies like â€œAmerican Pie,â€ â€œBridesmaids,â€ â€œKnocked Up,â€ â€œMeet the Parents,â€ and â€œMeet the Fockers,â€ to award-winning classics such as â€œA Beautiful Mind,â€ â€œBack to the Future,â€ â€œBrokeback Mountain,â€ â€œCasino,â€ â€œDallas Buyers Club,â€ â€œDo the Right Thing,â€ â€œErin Brockovich,â€ â€œE.T. The Extra Terrestrial,â€ â€œField of Dreams,â€ â€œJaws,â€ â€œMamma Mia!,â€ â€œShrek,â€ and â€œThe Breakfast Club.â€ Peacock will also feature films from the franchises: â€œBourne,â€ â€œDespicable Me,â€ and â€œFast & Furious.â€
Peacock is uniquely positioned to offer the U.S. Hispanic audience premium programming from the #1 Spanish-language network, Telemundo. The platform will feature more than 3,000 hours of Telemundoâ€™s content, including an original dramedy â€œArmas de Mujer,â€ a new hit series from the makers of â€œLa Reina del Sur,â€ and popular library titles â€œ100 Dias Para Volver,â€ â€œBetty in NY,â€ â€œEl BarÃ³nâ€ and â€œPreso No. 1.â€
After Ronald D. Moore’s reboot of Battlestar Galactica ended in 2009 we started hearing word of a movie being developed, but that obviously never panned out and now we’ll be getting a third series.
As for Brave New World, you can find more info on that right here if interested.
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Ted Danson from NBCâ€™s Cheers and The Good Place; Andy Samberg from NBCâ€™s Saturday Night Live and Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Amy Poehler from NBCâ€™s Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, and Making It; America Ferrera from NBCâ€™s Superstore; Megan Mullally from NBCâ€™s Will & Grace; Dâ€™Arcy Carden from NBCâ€™s The Good Place; Terry Crews from NBCâ€™s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Americaâ€™s Got Talent; Joe Lo Truglio from NBCâ€™s Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Nick Offerman from NBCâ€™s Parks and Recreation and Making It; Ben Feldman from NBCâ€™s Superstore.