MacGruber: Peacock announces Will Forte series, reveals plot line

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MacGruber returns to kick ass and tear throat. Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, announced Monday that it has ordered eight half-hour episodes of MacGruber, with creator star Will Forte returning to play the world’s dumbest action hero in the series. , which he will also write and produce alongside John Solomon and Jorma Taccone.Taccone, who directed the Macgruber movie, will also direct the series.

Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer, and Erin David are also executive producers on MacGruber, which started out as a sketch on Saturday Night Live before making it to the big screen in 2010.

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Although a critical and box office disappointment upon release – even after a promotional appearance where MacGruber was nearly wiped out on WWE’s Monday Night RAW – MacGruber has developed a cult following over the years. Forte went on to star in the Emmy-nominated series The Last Man on Earth and in the acclaimed 2013 film Nebraska.

So what will Peacock’s MacGruber be beyond the inevitable deluge of cock jokes and the main character’s inability to plan? Who will he fight now that he has no more Cunth to beat? Well, here’s the official plot synopsis:

“After rotting in jail for over a decade, ultimate hero and uber American patriot MacGruber (Will Forte) is finally released. His mission: to eliminate a mysterious villain from his past, Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in his sights, MacGruber must race against time to defeat the forces of evil – only to find that evil … can lurk within. ”

It is not yet known whether Forte co-stars Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe will also reprise their roles (as Vicki St. Elmo and Dixon Piper, respectively) for the series. In our MacGruber review, we said, “Forte and Wiig are giving a comedy masterclass, with the couple seemingly willing to do anything to make a laugh. “

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