MacGruber Is Getting A New Series At Peacock, Get Your Celery Stalks Ready
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NBC Universal's streaming service, Peacock, will be launching this April. While the service will feature classic TV shows and movies, there is also original content coming as well. One such example is the Saturday Night Live character MacGruber, who is getting his own series on Peacock.
Will Forte will reprise his role as the MacGyver parody, according to Variety. He will also serve as executive producer and writer for the show.
The MacGruber series will follow the titular character, who takes down terrorists utilizing everyday items. His methods have included sticking a celery stalk into his butt as a distraction--as seen in the 2010 feature film. Now, he's spent a decade in prison, and after his release, his mission is to take down someone from his past: Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. MacGruber will be joined by his partners Piper and Vicki. In the feature film, they were played by Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig respectively. At this time, it is unknown as to whether Phillippe or Wiig will be joining the new series.
Also joining Forte on writing and executive producing are Jorma Taccone (The Lonely Island, MacGruber) and John Solomon (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, MacGruber). The MacGruber feature film did not fare well in the box office. Globally, it brought in just over $9 million, with a reported budget of $10 (according to Box Office Mojo), but it found a cult following on home video and through streaming services.
MacGruber isn't the only thing coming to Peacock. There are Battlestar Galactica and Saved By The Bell TV shows coming to the streaming service. More recently, the hit podcast Dr. Death is getting a show on the network that will star Jamie Dornan and Alec Baldwin.
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