Yet another streaming service is coming your way, this time by NBCUniversal. This new service will be called Peacock and is expected to launch in April 2020. Netflix has their originals, CBS All Access has a lot of Star Trek, Disney+ will have new Star Wars and Marvel content, and HBOMax will have Batwoman and Katy Keene; so what will NBCUniversal offer to hook viewers?
Peacock will be home to yet another reboot of Battlestar Galactica, this time led by Mr. Robot writer/director Sam Esmail. The new series will be a new story within “the mythology”:
Also on the reboot/revival front are Saved By the Bell and Punky Brewster. Other originals will include the dramas Dr. Death, Brave New World, and One of Us Is Lying. Original comedies Rutherford Falls, Straight Talk, Psych. and A.P. Bio.
The service will also draw from a library of televised NBC and Universal shows such as 30 Rock, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Downton Abbey, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Married … With Children, Monk, Saturday Night Live, Top Chef, Will & Grace, and will be the exclusive home to The Office and Parks and Recreation. On the movie front, you can expect titles such as American Pie, The Breakfast Club, Bridesmaids, Meet the Parents, Back to the Future, Despicable Me, E.T., Fast & Furious, Field of Dreams, Jaws, and Shrek. They’ll also have some sports and the Olympics on the service.
Details on pricing (it is noted as being ad-supported) and specific launched date will be announced later.