Tired of unnecessary prequels to popular IP? Too bad, here comes another. Peacock has announced they’re developing a horror series called Crystal Lake that is about the main setting for Friday the 13th BEFORE Jason entered the picture.
The offbeat NBC sitcom Community is how the world found out Dan Harmon existed. The show took a premise that was deceptively safe for the broadcast-viewing masses (a community college study group) and then piled on Harmon’s brand of nerdy insanity, twisting tropes, and high-concept ideas like a throw of the dice that split one episode into six different timelines. Harmon would expand on this formula with Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty, a much more successful show that finally won him the “Right To Do Whatever I Want In Hollywood” ticket.
PBS’s Barney and Friends was introduced in 1992 and became instantly famous, not just for its popularity with toddlers but it’s ANTI-popularity with their parents. Most people above the age of five couldn’t stand the giant guffawing dinosaur, the dopey look on his face, the lack of any effort to make him look like he was talking (his toothy jaw just hung there open the entire time), the overall mind-numbing brainlessness of the whole thing in contrast to deliberately educational shows like Sesame Street…there were plenty of valid reasons for the show and the character to receive the negative response they did. But according to a two-part documentary coming to streaming next month, the reason you hated Barney is because you hate love.
Vampire Academy is coming to Peacock this September 15, 2022. This drama fantasy explores the social stratification in a society inhabited by vampires. Sisi Stringer, who most recently portrayed Mileena in Mortal Kombat, will be donning fangs in the upcoming series. She will be playing the role of bloodsucker this time around.
A Friend of The Family is a cautionary tale that happened in real life. This five-episode Mini series is based on actual events experienced by the actress Jan Broberg. Her story is first told in the Netflix documentary Abducted in plain sight. I am sure all of us as children had got entrusted by our parents to friends, relatives, and even paid babysitters. They have to because they have to leave at the moment.
They/Them (pronounced as They slash them) is Peacock’s attempt to empower the LGBTQIA+ by brutally murdering them on screen. Director and Writer John Logan wrote two Daniel Craig James Bond films and decided to make a horror/slasher that represents the sexuality and gender spectrum. I like that he wants to make the community feel represented. I am just not sure if this is a good genre for that. Think of Friday the 13th and “I Am a Cheerleader” combined.
Girls5eva Season 2 is coming! Girls5eva is Peacock’s number 1 comedy that got 4 Emmy Nominations. Its renewal gives me faith and more trust in Peacock over Netflix. I am glad for the renewal because this show won’t even survive a Season on Netflix. The late 90s and early 2000s Nostalgia made me hooked on a show about a One-hit-Wonder Early 2000s girl group trying to make a comeback. The first Season have the charming storyline of women on their 40s trying to make their broken dreams come true once more. The Comedy and Music of this show is compelling that I watched the first Season 3 times.
The plot of Seth MacFarlane’s movie Ted was basically a deconstruction of your typical children’s fairy tale story: a little boy wishes for his teddy bear to come to life, and it does, and the story usually ends there. Instead, Ted takes place many years after the fact, when John and his bear have both become burnout losers in their late 30s. Cue the jokes. (I won’t be commenting on the movie’s quality or lack thereof as I’ve never seen it.)
Wolf like me is coming to Peacock and this original shows a different side of Isla Fisher and Josh Gad (The Voice of Olaf the Snowman from Frozen). Comedies are the usual content you will see on their repertoire as actors. Now Both of them are in a darker Drama series premiering this 13 January 2022. Josh usually has this high pitch energetic voice in films and musicals he starred in and it is refreshing to see him more serious. Isla Fisher is mostly in romcoms but she did some more serious films but she is mostly known for her comedy.
Bel-air is the reboot of the show that made Will Smith a household name. Yes, this is a reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-air. Will Smith who originally played Will Smith will be one of the executive producers of this TV series. There is a chance that people who are not familiar with the sitcom will mistake this as a biopic.
G4 has announced a partnership with streaming channel Peacock to present D&D Live 2021 to viewers of both channels. For those unfamiliar, D&D Live is an annual livestream of tabletop gaming where familiar humans step into fantasy roles. The event lasts just two days, but there will be a ton of dungeon crawling packed into those 48 hours, most of it done by geeky celebrities. This year’s roster includes Tiffany Haddish, Jack Black, Kevin Smith, Seth Green, several members of the WWE, and much of the cast of AP Bio including Patton Oswalt, plus much more.