NBC is throwing its hat into the streaming service ring with Peacock.
It makes sense, as the network has a wealth of content that fans would love to be able to binge. And as exciting as those classic shows coming to service are, what really has us anticipating the April 2020 launch of service is the new content.
Whether you’re looking for reboots of some classic dramas and comedies, or you want something completely new, there’s definitely some exciting content slated to drop.
Of course, it’s yet another streaming service we need to pay for, but if the announced content is any indication, it might just be worth it.
1. Battlestar Galactica (Reboot)
When it comes to space drama, Battlestar Galactica is one of the most beloved franchises out there. Some fans might even argue that they love BSG even more than Star Trek!
Those fans have a lot to be excited about as Sam Esmail (of Mr. Robot fame) is signed on to produce a reboot of the franchise for Peacock. Unfortunately, we don’t know too much about the show other than the fact that it exists. Will it be good? We’ll just have to wait and see, but I certainly have high hopes.
2. Brave New World
Who doesn’t love a sci-fi dystopian drama? Who doesn’t love one that’s based on a beloved novel from the 1930s? If you’re a fan of either of those (or both), you’re going to want to check out Brave New World when it launches on Peacock.
So far, we know that David Wiener is the showrunner, and quite a few names have signed on to star in the show. Harry Lloyd is set to play Bernard Marx, Alden Ehrenreich will play John the Savage, and even Demi Moore is slated to appear in a recurring role.
3. One of Us Is Lying
Because we’re still pretty far from the launch of Peacock, there are quite a few shows and movies coming that we don’t know too much about other than the premise. This is one of those cases. Just the core idea sounds rather intriguing, though.
One of Us Is Lying is all about solving a mystery. A group of five goes to detention and only four of them make it out alive. Things promise to escalate from there, as anyone could be guilty.
4. Punky Brewster (Reboot)
Punky Brewster is receiving the reboot treatment for NBC’s Peacock, and the premise makes perfect sense. Punky is now an adult, and she’s a single mother of three children. She meets a young girl who reminds her of herself as a child, and the story goes from there.
Soleil Moon Frye is slated to return for the reboot as Punky Brewster, which seems necessary to make the show really work. Of course, this isn’t the first time a show from the 1980s has returned with former child actors reprising their roles as adults, and quite often it doesn’t go well. Hopefully, this one is the exception.
5. Saved by the Bell (Reboot)
Saved by the Bell is one of my favorite shows ever. And I can definitely verify that is still holds up today, as I just watched through every episode last year. Will a reboot hold up? Hopefully, because for me, this is the main reason I’ll be throwing down my money for a Peacock subscription.
In the reboot, Zach Morris is the governor of California and he gets in trouble for closing too many low-income schools. Yeah, that sounds like something Morris would do. The show has already locked in Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, and other cast members (presumably Mark-Paul Gossalar) are in negotiations.
NBC’s Peacock Is Coming Soon
Everyone has a streaming service nowadays, and NBC is getting into the game with Peacock. Should you be excited to sign up for yet another streaming platform?
Only time will tell. But based on the stuff announced so far, and the wealth of older NBC content that will be available, it might just be worth a second look. Or it could be a disaster. Learn more about how streaming services are ruining streaming as a platform.