NBCU Announces PEACOCK Streaming Service Lineup


NBCUniversal has revealed their upcoming streaming service called Peacock as well as an initial lineup of new content.

Three new shows are a reboot of Saved By the Bell with original castmembers including Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, and Punky Brewster, which returns original star Soleil Moon Frye as a grown-up version of her former character and finally a reboot of Battlestar Galactica.

Saved By the Bell, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, was a high school-set comedy that ran on NBC for four seasons from 1989-1992. The new show premise sees California governor Zack Morris facing backlash after closing down too many low performing schools and deciding the solution is to send those students to high performing schools like Bayside.

Punky Brewster is a sequel to the Emmy-nominated sitcom. Frye is set to reprise her role as the titular character, an orphan who is being raised by a foster father (George Gaynes). The original series created by David W. Duclon ran for four seasons from 1984-1988, two on NBC and two in syndication. In the reboot, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.

The Battlestar Galactica reboot will be executive produced by Mr. Robot‘s and Homecoming‘s EP Sam Esmail. The streaming service is set to launch in April 2020.

SOURCE: Deadline.com