“Pitch Perfect” series ordered from Peacock with Adam Devine (EXCLUSIVE) – .

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“Pitch Perfect” series ordered from Peacock with Adam Devine (EXCLUSIVE) – .


A “Pitch Perfect” series has been ordered from Peacock with Adam Devine on board to reprise his role in the film franchise, Variety exclusively learned.

The series takes place several years after the events of the films. Devine returns as Bumper Allen, who moves to Germany to relaunch his musical career when one of his songs becomes prominent in Berlin.

Bumper was the primary antagonist of the first film and the frontman of all-male a cappella group The Treblemakers. He returned in the second film as a supporting character and in love with Rebel Wilson’s character, Fat Amy. He worked as a backing vocalist for John Mayer before returning to his alma mater, Barden University, as a security guard.

“Pitch Perfect” will be written by Megan Amram, who will also be an executive producer and showrunner. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions will also be executive producers with Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer of Gold Circle Films. Devine will be producing in addition to the star. Universal Television will produce. Brownstone and Gold Circle produced all three films in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, with Banks directing “Pitch Perfect 2” and appearing onscreen in all three films.

“Our upcoming ‘Pitch Perfect’ series is another example of the unparalleled synergy that NBCUniversal can develop with our extensive IP library,” said Susan Rovner, president of entertainment content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “When we saw the opportunity to create a series for ‘Pitch Perfect’ featuring Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and Paul Brooks, as well as other earworm classics for the enjoyment of super fans, we jumped on the line. ‘opportunity. And to top it off, we’re so lucky that Adam Devine is the show’s headliner and brings fans the quirky, laugh-out-loud sensibility they loved in the film franchise.

In addition to his work in the “Pitch Perfect” films, Devine has starred in feature films such as “Game Over, Man!”, “Isn’t It Romantic”, “Jexi”, “Magic Camp” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. On television, he is best known for appearing in the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics”, which ran for seven seasons. He has also appeared on shows like “Modern Family” and “The Righteous Gemstones”, the latter show currently preparing for its second season on HBO.

It is replaced by WME, Avalon Management, Kovert Creative and Morris Yorn.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring Universal Pictures’ beloved ‘Pitch Perfect’ franchise to the small screen and explore the hilarious and distinct characters of this (music-filled) world,” said Erin Underhill, President of Universal Television. “We are fortunate to partner with the talented Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and Paul Brooks, who produced the iconic films; the exceptionally funny and memorable Adam Devine; and Megan Amram, whose clever adaptation of ‘Pitch Perfect’ is sure to have audiences laughing and tapping their feet.

Based on the Mickey Rapkin book of the same name, the first “Pitch Perfect” movie was released in 2012, with the third and final movie released in 2017. The three movies grossed nearly $ 600 million combined worldwide. Along with Devine and Wilson, the franchise was known for playing Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Hailee Steinfeld.

Amram is currently the subject of a global agreement with Universal Television. His past writing credits include “The Good Place”, “Parks and Recreation”, “The Simpsons” and “Silicon Valley”. She has been nominated for five Emmy Awards during her career – two for “The Good Place” and three for her short series “An Emmy for Megan”. She received a backlash in 2020 after some offensive tweets from the past resurfaced, for which she later apologized.

Amram is replaced by Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson. Banks and Brownstone Productions are replaced by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, Relevant and PJ Shapiro.

The news of the ‘Pitch Perfect’ series adaptation comes as streaming services aligned with traditional media companies increasingly rely on their existing IPs to generate new scripted programming. Peacock is currently airing updated versions of “Saved by the Bell” and is also currently working on a reboot of “Battlestar Galactica”, a dramatic twist of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and series versions of “Field of Dreams”. “,” MacGruber “and” Ted “, among others.

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