Peacock has been a success ever since its launch and the platform is releasing some of the best series back to back. The platform is full of entertaining shows and it also coming up with its originals. The already popular streaming platform Peacock will be launching an action-comedy series which will be based on a parody sketch that appeared on the popular comedy show Saturday Night Live. Peacock announced in a press release that it will be releasing an 8-episode series for the fans of the action-comedy genre. If you are curious about what the action-comedy will be about then you are in the right place. We will be providing you with all the details as we have gathered all the information about the upcoming series.
What was the SNL sketch all about?
The talked about and popular SNL sketch was a parody based on the 1985 adventure series MacGyver. The sketch was titled as MacGruber. The SNL parody sketch appeared on the NBC television series. The sketch first appeared on The Saturday Night Live in January 2007. The SNL sketch gained a lot of attention and was also adapted into a feature film in the year 2010. The film did not receive a good response but the sketch continues to enjoy the popularity.
Who will be in the cast of MacGruber?
Will Forte will reprise his role as MacGruber? This is the questions that fans of the actor are curious about? If things fall into place we might see the actor co-writing and producing the series as well. According to Deadline, Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig, who were a part of the 2010 movie adaptation, may also join the cast of the Peacock series.
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What did Peacock say about MacGruber in the Press Release?
Peacock recently held a press conference to reveal things about the action-comedy series. The following is the official statement by the officials of Peacock.
“The highly anticipated action-comedy show “MacGruber” has been picked up to series. Based on the iconic SNL parody sketch, Peacock has ordered eight half-hour episodes.
The Peacock series is an adaptation of the 2010 feature film and the cult favourite of the same title, which will also feature the original creative team behind the camera.”
What is the plot of MacGruber?
The story of MacGruber is about patriot number 1 MacGruber that is played by Will Forte. He is rotting inside the prison for years and he is finally released. His mission is to take down the mysterious villain who was a part of his life before he went to prison. MacGruber is all set and ready to fight against time and plans to defeat the forces of evil. His mission is to find the devil who is behind all this mess.
Who’s behind the camera of MacGruber?
Will Forte will be the writer and executive producer. John Solomon and Jorma Taccone will also be directing the action-comedy. Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David will also serve as executive producers. “MacGruber” is being developed under Universal Television which is a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video.