NBC’s Streaming Service Peacock Announces New Content to Expect

Published on January 16, 2020

Peacock ain’t messing around. Similar to HBO, Disney, and CBS, NBC is working on their own very own streaming service, Peacock. It’ll have Universal’s library of movies, NBC’s The Office and other hit comedies, and even exclusive coverage of the 2020 Olympics.

All of their classic shows and movies will be available, unless there’s a rights issue of some kind, of course. Months ago, NBC announced some major projects for Peacock, including a new Battlestar Galactica from Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) and an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s “A Brave New World.”

As far as the streaming war goes, Peacock stands a good chance of surviving. 

To add more fuel to their fire, Peacock has announced even more high-profile projects to expect on their platform. They’re now working with Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) on brand new shows, for starters. The most exciting entry in their impressive lineup, though?

A MacGruber TV show, which will bring back Will Forte and the creative team behind the classic cult comedy. For anyone who’s been waiting anxiously for a sequel to the movie, a TV show is a fine compromise. In fact, we’ll get even more adventures in the life of MacGruber with the Peacock comedy, so it’s a win for MacGruber fans everywhere.

Here are all the new shows Peacock has announced: 

The Adventure Zone

Based on the McElroy Family’s wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast and #1 NY Times Bestselling graphic novel series—The Adventure Zone is a side-splitting and heart-filled fantasy animated comedy series that follows an unlikely, poorly equipped trio and their beleaguered Dungeon Master as they reluctantly embark on a quest to save their world.

Executive Producers: Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy

Writer/Executive Producer: Adam Higgs

Clean Slate

Old school car wash owner, Henry, is thrilled that his estranged child is returning to Alabama after 17 years. However, Henry has a lot of soul searching to do when the child he thought was a son returns as the determined, proud, trans woman, Desiree.

  • Writer/Executive Producer: Dan Ewen
  • Writer/Executive Producer/Star: Laverne Cox
  • Writer/Producer/Star: George Wallace
  • Executive Producers: Norman Lear, Brent Miller
  • Producer: Paul Hilepo
  • Studio: Sony
Expecting

Ellie, a fiercely independent but perpetually single music manager, has always wanted a family but never found a man worthy of the role of “father.” That is, until her 39th birthday, when she decides to ask her gay best friend and co-worker, Jonathan, if he’ll be her sperm donor. When Jonathan surprises himself by saying “yes,” it sets off a chain of events that turn Ellie and Jonathan’s personal and professional lives upside down as they try to turn their “chosen family” into a biological family.

  • Writer/Executive Producer: Chris Schleicher
  • Executive Producers: Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
Division One

Division One is 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.

  • Writer/Director/Executive Producer: Maggie Carey
  • Writer/Executive Producer: Julia Brownell
  • Executive Producers: Amy Poehler (Paper Kite), Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle, Kim Lessing (Paper Kite), Dave Becky & Tom Lassally (3Arts Entertainment)
  • Studio: Universal Television
Hatching Twitter

Through exclusive access and exhaustive investigative reporting, New York Times best-selling author and Vanity Fair special correspondent Nick Bilton draws on hundreds of sources, documents, and internal e-mails to tell intimate true stories of companies behaving badly and technology gone awry.

The first installment of this anthology series will be based on Bilton’s acclaimed book “Hatching Twitter,” a tale of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles that accompanied the meteoric rise of the infamous tech company. 140 characters and a few lines of code changed the world, disrupting the very fabric of the way people communicate.

This series will explore the real masterminds behind it all, how it was done, and the colossal ramifications the technology will have on our future.

  • Writer/Executive Producer: Nick Bilton
  • Executive Producer: Patrick Macmanus
  • Studio: UCP
MacGruber

After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past—Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth.

With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber (Will Forte), Vicki, and Piper must race against time to defeat the forces of evil. Only to find that evil… may be lurking within.

  • Writer/Executive Producer/Star: Will Forte
  • Writer/Director/Executive Producer: Jorma Taccone
  • Writer/Executive Producer: John Solomon
  • Executive Producers: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer & Erin David (Broadway Video)
  • Studio: Universal Television

Jack Giroux is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is an entertainment journalist who's previously written for Thrillist, Slash Film, Film School Rejects, and The Film Stage.

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