So Peacock Is Getting A MacGruber Revival

Last year saw the release of streaming platforms Disney+ and Apple TV+, but there are still a few major players left to make the jump. The big ones left are HBO Max and Peacock, the former of which covers WarnerMedia content and the latter of which covers NBCUniversal content. Regarding Peacock, it is expected to launch this coming April, and ahead of its launch, it has revealed a whole slate of originals, including MacGruber.

Check out six of the new scripted series that are in the works at the streamer (via THR):

The Adventure Zone

Based on the McElroy Family’s wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast and No. 1 New York Times best-selling 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.
Writer/executive producer: Adam Higgs (Orphan Black)
Executive producers: Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy

Clean Slate

Old-school car wash owner Henry (George Wallace) 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 (Laverne Cox).
Writer/executive producers: Dan Ewen, Laverne Cox, George Wallace
Executive producers: Norman Lear, Brent Miller
Producer: Paul Hilepo
Studio: Sony Pictures Television

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 one.
Writer/executive producer: Chris Schleicher (The Mindy Project)
Executive producers: Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein
Studio: Warner Bros. Television

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 (The To Do List)
Writer/executive producer: Julia Brownell (This Is Us)
Executive producers: Amy Poehler (Paper Kite), Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle, Kim Lessing (Paper Kite), Dave Becky & Tom Lassally (3 Arts Entertainment)
Studio: Universal Television

Hatching Twitter

Through exclusive access and exhaustive investigative reporting, New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton draws on hundreds of sources, documents and internal emails 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. One hundred forty 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 (Peacock’s Dr. Death, Happy)
Studio: Universal Content Productions  

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

What do you think of this slate of shows? Is any of this turning the needle for you? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: THR

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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