Peacock is moving forward with original programming. The MacGruber show was in development back in January, and now, Peacock has picked it up for series.
The news comes out of the CTAM Summer Press Tour–which is replacing this season’s TCAs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Peacock has ordered eight half-hour episodes of the new series, which will star Will Forte. Forte will write and executive produce, and he’s joined by John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, and Taccone will direct–he also directed the 2010 film.
The series already seems like it will be just as silly and ridiculous as the 2010 feature film, as the official synopsis for the show is pretty out there. “After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber (Will Forte) is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past–Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must race against time to defeat the forces of evil–only to find that evil… may be lurking within.”