Saturday, 19 October, 2019

NBCUniversal to Take on Netflix With ‘Peacock’ Streaming Service

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Lora Ball | 17 September, 2019, 22:19

When you couple that fact with how much viewing time the series has generated on Netflix (the series' streaming home until it moves to NBC's new streamer Peacock in 2021), plus how much money NBCUniversal paid to wrest it back from Netflix, the following should come as no surprise: NBC is reportedly in talks to reboot the hit show that introduced us all to the denizens of the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company.

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On the drama series side, Peacock is planning Dr. Death, based on the true-crime podcast, starring Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater; a Battlestar Galactica reboot from Mr. Robot and Homecoming EP Sam Esmale; the Brave New World adaptation starring Alden Ehrenreich and Demi Moore; Emmy Rossum's post-Shameless TV project, a limited series called Angelyne; and One of Us Is Lying. Golden Globe victor and Emmy nominee Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming) is rebooting Battlestar Galactica.

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Parks and Rec creator Mike Schur is also going to launch a new show on Peacock. Not many details are known about Esmail's Battlestar Galactica reboot, but Deadline reports that the title will fall under the massive four-year overall deal he recently struck with NBC.

"When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state - including Bayside High". With Children, Monk, Parenthood, Psych, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, The Real Housewives, Top Chef and Will & Grace. The ad-supported service will launch in April 2020 with 15,000 hours of content including original programming as well as movies and television shows from NBCUniversal's vast library. Peacock's pricing will be announced at a later date. That not only gives NBCU a major promotional platform to promote the service, but Peacock will also feature Olympics content, though what exactly that means is not yet decided.

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