Peacock has announced a new straight-to- series order for “Pitch Perfect” from Universal Television, and it sounds aca-awesome. The series will be reviving the franchise’s three movies by the same name, this time in series form.
The comedy series will be executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman (Brownstone Productions), Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer (Gold Circle Films), as well as Adam Devine and Megan Amram.
In the series, Adam Devine will reprise his role as Bumper Allen, the vocal villain he played in the first two movies. Now, years after “Pitch Perfect,” Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin.
“Our upcoming ‘Pitch Perfect’ series is another example of the unmatched synergy NBCUniversal is able to expand upon with our wide-ranging library of IP,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “When we saw the opportunity to create a series for ‘Pitch Perfect’ with Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and Paul Brooks plus more earworm classics for super fans to enjoy, we jumped at it. And to top it off, we are so fortunate that Adam Devine is headlining the series and bringing fans the quirky, laugh-out-loud sensibility they loved in the film franchise.”