The feathers are really starting to fly in the streaming wars. We knew that NBCUniversal would have their own streamer, but now it has a name. Deadline reports that the new service will be called Peacock, which makes a lot of sense. While there is a lot of programming, both new and catalogue, some stand out more than others as far as the nerd world is concerned.
The first is sure to make some fans very happy. A Battlestar Galactica series will be coming from Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot). UPDATE: Sam Esmail says this is NOT a reboot:
BSG fans, this will NOT be a remake of the amazing series @RonDMoore launched because… why mess with perfection? Instead, we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar. So say we all!
— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) September 17, 2019
No description was given, but it joins fellow reboots of Saved By The Bell and Punky Brewster coming to the service. The sequel to the Psych movie will also move from USA to Peacock with the new title Psych 2: Lassie Comes Home. See our original story on the sequel announcement for more details.
Speaking of moving from USA, the drama series Brave New World, from Grant Wiener and Grant Morrison, will do the same. Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. The cast already includes Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, Nina Sosanya and Demi Moore.
The original series will begin airing in the Fall of 2020. For more information on programming or how to sign up, go to peacocktv.com
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