Get ready for another round singing as Pitch Perfect is coming back. This time, we’ll see scene-stealer Adam Devine front and center for a TV series at Peacock. Devine is set to star, but there’s no word yet if any other cast members will be joining him.
The series will reportedly be set “several years after the events of the films.” We’ll see Devine returns as “Bumper Allen, who moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin.” In the first film, Devine played Bumper as the main antagonist, serving as the leader of the rival a cappella group, The Treblemakers. He returned in the sequel as the love interest of Rebel Wilson’s Fat Amy.
Pitch Perfect on Peacock will be written by Megan Amram, who will also serve as executive producer and showrunner. After her company helped produce all three films in the Pitch Perfect franchise, Elizabeth Banks will return as a producer. Banks even served as the director for Pitch Perfect 2 and appearing onscreen in all three films.
“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 of entertainment content for 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.”
Pitch Perfect is joining the likes of a few popular IPs heading to Peacock. Along with this adaptation of the hit film series, the streamer is also working on a reboot of Battlestar Galactica, a drama based on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and TV series versions of Field of Dreams, MacGruber, and Ted.