Classic Baseball Movie Field Of Dreams Is Becoming A Peacock Series

The much-loved Kevin Costner movie is being adapted by The Good Place creator Mike Schur.


The classic 1989 movie Field of Dreams is being turned into a Peacock series. The show will be produced by Mike Schur, who created The Good Place.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Field of Dreams will reimagine the original movie's "mixture of family, baseball, Iowa, and magic." In a statement, Universal TV president Erin Underhill said, "Field of Dreams is an iconic Universal film title from venerable producers Lawrence and Charles Gordon, that we could only have entrusted to Mike Schur. His talent, his love for baseball, and his reverence for its themes make him the perfect choice to revisit this beloved film that evokes nostalgia and visceral emotion in so many of its fans."

Field of Dreams was released in 1989 and was directed by Phil Alden Robinson. It starred Kevin Costner as a struggling Iowa farmer who starts to see the ghosts of deceased baseball players in his field. They encourage him to build a baseball field on his land, risking his financial future and his relationship with his family. The movie was nominated for three Oscars and remains a beloved favorite of the era.

Schur is also known for co-creating both Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as well as executive producing shows such as Master of None and the animated show Q-force. The Field of Dreams series will be part of the $125 million deal he signed with Universal in 1999.

In related news, a potential merger between Peacock and Paramount+ was recently under discussion between Universal and ViacomCBS in an attempt to bolster both streaming services. However, the plans have been put on hold due to antitrust concerns.

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