The streaming wars are sure getting fierce. As each respective streaming service is building their army of content, the announcement of what’s to come is becoming more and more crucial.
Today, NBC’s upcoming streaming service Peacock came out swinging by announcing for Peacock’s development slate:
-a series based on the cult comedy MacGruber from Will Forte
-Division One, a women’s soccer comedy that follows a former-champ-turned-coach trying to recapture some former glory (with both Amy Poehler and US Women’s Team World Cup Champion Abby Wambach attached as EPs)
-the McElroy Brothers of My Brother, My Brother, and Me doing an entire fantasy series that combines their D&D podcast/graphic novel series The Adventure Zone
–Expecting, a Mindy Kaling comedy that imagines a new sort of nuclear family
–Clean Slate, that has Laverne Cox playing a formerly estranged son that returns home as an amazing trans woman (a role perfect for Cox)
It’s an enticing line-up, but we’ll just have to wait and see how it’ll fare against everything else (Netflix, Hulu, HBOMax, Disney+, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, etc. etc.).