NBC Announces New Streaming Service Name and Launch Date
Here comes another streaming service to add to your monthly bill: Peacock, which is what NBCUniversal is calling their own competitor in the Netflix/Hulu/HBO Max/Disney+/Apple TV+ Wars. NBC announced today that the service will go online in April of 2020.
The service will be the exclusive streaming home for The Office and Parks and Recreation. It will also have a new revival/sequel series to Saved By the Bell, plus a new version of Battlestar Galactica from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, a new Punky Brewster, an adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Brave New World starring Alden Ehrenreich and Demi Moore, a new season of A.P. Bio, and the Ed Helms series Rutheford Falls.
A statement on the new service, from the bigwigs at NBC:
“The name Peacock pays homage to the quality content that audiences have come to expect from NBCUniversal – whether it’s culture-defining dramas from innovative creators like Sam Esmail, laugh-out-loud comedies from legends like Lorne Michaels and Mike Schur, blockbusters from Universal Pictures, or buzzy unscripted programming from the people who do it best at Bravo and E!,” said Bonnie Hammer, Peacock’s Chairman. “Peacock will be the go-to place for both the timely and timeless — from can’t-miss Olympic moments and the 2020 election, to classic fan favorites like The Office.’”
Basically, Peacock is the place for old NBC shows and new version of old NBC shows. If that is something that sounds appealing to you, then it might be a good addition to your streaming lineup. Look for it in April of 2020.
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