It has been a home run in terms of Kevin Costner nostalgia these past couple of weeks; first we get the news that a Waterworld TV series is in development over at Universal, then we have the much publicised Field of Dreams game from last week between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, which was live on primetime television, and now it is being reported that Peacock has given a straight-to-series order for a small screen reimaging the 1989 baseball classic.
Deadline reports that The Good Place creator Michael Schur will team with the film’s producer Lawrence Gordon and Universal TV to write the series.
Lisa Katz, President of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said of the news that “Through the years, Field of Dreams has remained a fan favourite, maintaining its rightful position in the zeitgeist. It’s whimsical and grounded, a space where Mike Schur excels, and we’re looking forward to bringing a new version of this classic to Peacock.”
Written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Sneakers, The Sum of All Fears) and based on W.P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel Shoeless Joe, Field of Dreams is about a struggling farmer who builds a baseball field in his cornfield that attracts the ghosts of baseball legends to a place where dreams can come true.
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