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Streamer Peacock has announced today a straight-to-series-order for “Pitch Perfect” from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, based on the Universal Pictures film series. Over three films, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, which was inspired by the Mickey Rapkin book of the same name, collectively grossed nearly $600 million at the worldwide box office.
The logline: In the new series for Peacock, several years after we last saw him in “Pitch Perfect,” Adam Devine’s 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.”
This series order comes on the heels of two other collaborations between NBCUniversal’s television and film studios, including upcoming adaptations of Universal Pictures’ “Field of Dreams” (Michael Schur to write and executive produce) and comedy “Ted” (Seth MacFarlane to executive produce), both of which are also set for Peacock.