At this week’s Television Critics Association Press Tour, NBCUniversal’s Peacock announced an upcoming slate of new content including unscripted, comedy, true crime, and sports series.
“Peacock is committed to expanding the breadth and depth of our content and pushing the boundaries of compelling storytelling across genres,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “I am excited to unveil a dynamic slate of new programming that truly offers something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of comedy, reality, true crime or sports.”
Here’s what Peacock is working on.
Ex-Rated explores the growing trend of adult singles who send standardized “exit surveys” to all of their previous romantic partners – from long-term relationships to casual hook-ups – to learn why their relationships never materialized or simply didn’t last.
An untitled half hour comedy project from Craig Robinson has been ordered for Peacock. The series is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes. The series is written and executive produced by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici. Craig Robinson and Mark Schulman also serve as executive producers
In Bust Down, four casino employees in a dead-end job in middle America attempt to find self-worth in their bad ideas. Six episodes have been ordered for this series executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
The countdown to Tokyo begins with Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More, a three-part series from NBC Sports, in which Phelps takes a look back at his storied Olympic career and watches each race with Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks, NBC Sports swimming commentators who covered the past six Summer Games. The series will exclusively premiere on Peacock prior to the Tokyo Olympics.
Peacock has ordered six-part documentary series John Wayne Gacey: Devil in Disguise. The docuseries tells the chilling story of one of the world’s most notorious serial killers told through the words of Gacy himself, those who were forever changed by his unspeakable deeds and those who believe that the full truth about the case remains concealed to this day. The series will premiere on March 25.