NBCU Unveils Peacock Streamer Launch Slate


A Battlestar Galactica reboot from Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail is among the program highlights for the launch slate of NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock.

NBCUniversal today revealed Peacock as the name for its new streaming service. Peacock rolls out in April of 2020 with over 15,000 hours of content.

Peacock will feature a slate of originals while also hits from the library of NBC, including The Office and Parks and Recreation. The service will also feature blockbusters and critically acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood’s major studios. In addition, Peacock will be home to topical content across news, sports, late night and reality.

The service will offer a broad slate of original dramas, including Dr. Death, based on the true-crime podcast starring Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater; a reboot of Battlestar Galactica, from Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominated Mr. Robot and Homecoming EP Sam Esmail; Brave New World, based on the dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley and starring Alden Ehrenreich and Demi Moore; Angelyne, a limited series from Emmy Rossum; and One of Us Is Lying, based on the New York Times best-selling young adult mystery thriller.

The platform’s new original comedies include Rutherford Falls, co-created by Mike Schur, Ed Helms and Sierra Teller Ornelas and starring Helms; Straight Talk, from Rashida Jones and Jada Pinkett Smith; reboots of Saved By the Bell, featuring original cast members such as Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez; and Punky Brewster, starring Soleil Moon Frye as a grown-up version of her former character; an all-new season of A.P. Bio, starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt; and the second movie spin-off from the long-running series Psych.

Peacock will feature an array of unscripted programming, including a new Saturday Night Live docuseries, Who Wrote That, from creator Lorne Michaels; an original talk show series from Jimmy Fallon, in collaboration with Matador Content and Universal Television Alternative Studio; a weekly late-night show starring Amber Ruffin and executive produced by Seth Meyers; and a spin-off of Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise.

Additionally, Peacock is positioned to offer the U.S. Hispanic audience premium programming from Telemundo. The platform will feature more than 3,000 hours of Telemundo’s content, including an original dramedy Armas de Mujer, a new hit series from the makers of La Reina del Sur, and popular library such as 100 Dias Para Volver, Betty in NY, El Barón and Preso No. 1.