A Comprehensive Guide To Peacock Original Content

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Peacock will arrive early on April 15th exclusively for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex video platforms, and then the service will launch nationwide on July 15th. There are three different tiers: First, there is Peacock Free, the free, ad-supported basic option, is effectively a teaser version of the tier above it. Next, Peacock Premium, the more robust Peacock offering, which includes all the Peacock Originals, also with ads. However, Peacock Premium will be available for free to Comcast and Cox subscribers, but for all others, the price will be $4.99 a month. Lastly, the completely ad-free tier will cost Comcast and Cox subscribers $4.99 a month, while everyone else will have to pay $9.99.

(Note: Unscripted shows are excluded from this list.)

Ordered:

Angelyne

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Lucy Tcherniak (101-108).

Writer(s): Nancy Oliver (creator, 101), Allison Miller (showrunner), Jacqueline Rivera, Sam Esmail.

Starring: Emmy Rossum (Angelyne), Martin Freeman, Alex Karpovsky, Jefferson Hall, Charlie Rowe, Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano, Molly Ephraim.

Synopsis: The eight-episode limited series, based on The Hollywood Reporter feature, is about fame, identity, survival, billboards, Corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and most importantly of all, the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe, Angelyne (Rossum). 

A.P. Bio (season 3)

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Mike O’Brien (creator, showrunner).

Starring: Glenn Howerton (Dr. Jack Carson Griffin), Lyric Lewis (Stef Duncan), Mary Sohn (Mary Wagner), Jean Villepique (Michelle Jones), Paula Pell (Helen Henry Demarcus), Patton Oswalt (Principal Ralph Durbin).

Synopsis: The series follows disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Howerton), who’s forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, as a high school Advanced Placement biology, after losing out on his dream job. 

Armas De Mujer

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Jose Luis Acosta (creator, 101)

Starring: Kate del Castillo.

Synopsis: The Spanish dramedy series centers on four women suffering their worst nightmare: the police arrest their husbands for being linked to the same criminal organization. Accustomed to a life of abundance, they will be forced to join forces in the most unusual manner.

Brave New World

Premiere Date: 2020.

Director(s): Owen Harris (101).

Writer(s): David Wiener (co-creator, showrunner, 101), Grant Morrison (co-creator, 101), Brian Taylor (co-creator, 101).

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich (John the Savage), Harry Lloyd (Bernard Marx), Jessica Brown Findlay (Lenina Crowne), Kylie Bunbury (Frannie), Hannah John-Kamen (Wilhelmina “Helm” Watson), Demi Moore (Linda).

Synopsis: Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel, the series imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.

Code 404

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Al Campbell (101-106).

Writer(s): Daniel Peak (co-creator, 101), Sam Mayer (co-creator, 101), Tom Miller (co-creator, 101).

Starring: Daniel Mays (DI John Major), Stephen Graham (DI Roy Carver), Richard Gadd, Michelle Greenidge, Anna Maxwell Martin.

Synopsis: Detective Inspectors Major (Mays) and Carver (Graham) are the top crime-fighting duo at the Met Police’s Special Investigation Unit, until Major gets gunned down on the job. But in an experimental artificial intelligence project, he’s brought back from the dead. 

Dr. Death

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Stephen Frears (101, 102).

Writer(s): Patrick Macmanus (creator, 101).

Starring: Jamie Dornan (Dr. Christopher Duntsch), Alec Baldwin (Robert Henderson), Christian Slater (Randall Kirby), Grace Gummer (Kim Morgan), Molly Griggs (Wendy Young), AnnaSophia Robb (Michelle Shughart), Chris Sullivan (Jerry Summers).

Synopsis: Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, the limited series tells the terrifying true story of the young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Dornan), a rising star in the Dallas medical community, exploring the twisted mind of a sociopath and the gross negligence of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.

Five Bedrooms

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Peter Templeman (101, 102, 107, 108), Corrie Chen (103, 104), Fiona Banks (105, 106).

Writer(s): Christine Bartlett (co-creator, 101-104, 106-108), Michael Lucas (co-creator, 101-104, 106-108), Mithila Gupta (105).

Starring: Kat Stewart (Liz), Stephen Peacocke (Ben), Doris Younane (Heather), Katie Robertson (Ainsley), Roy Joseph (Harry), Hugh Sheridan (Lachlan Best).

Synopsis: This is a story of five unlikely allies in life who throw caution to the wind and hit upon a unique solution to a common problem. Ignoring the nay saying of families and friends, they’re teaming up, signing contracts and buying a house together. Yes, it’s a grand social experiment. It might be genius, or it might be a total disaster…but they’re not putting their lives on hold for love any longer. There’s just one glaring problem: they’ll have to live with each other.

Note: The series has already been renewed for a second season.

Girls5Eva

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Meredith Scardino (creator, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5Eva? 

Hitmen

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Ollie Parsons (101).

Writer(s): Joe Markham (c0-creator, 101-106), Joe Parham (c0-creator, 101-106).

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Starring: Sue Perkins (Fran), Mel Giedroyc (Jamie) Sophia Di Martino (Annie), Jason Watkins, Sian Clifford, Asim Chaundry.

Synopsis: The hits and (more often than not) misses of two hapless, dead broke best friends trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living. Having stumbled into a career in contract killing, misfits Fran (Perkins) and Jamie (Giedroyc) are not your typical killers for hire.  Working out of their scruffy van, each episode follows the hapless duo as they try to carry out their latest hit, inevitably derailed by incompetence, bickering, and inane antics. 

Intelligence

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Matt Lipsey (101-106).

Writer(s): Nick Mohammed (creator, 101).

Starring: David Schwimmer (Jerry), Nick Mohammed (Joseph).

Synopsis: A workplace sitcom set in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, which is a kind of weedier, geekier, more bureaucratic version of MI5 and MI6. When an arrogant, maverick NSA agent Jerry (Schwimmer) comes over from the US to join the team, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analyst Joseph (Mohammed) in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team’s ability to combat cyber terrorism. 

Note: The series has already been renewed for a second season.

Lady Parts

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Nida Manzoor (101)

Writer(s): Nida Manzoor (101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: The anarchic, laugh-out-loud music comedy follows a Muslim female punk band called Lady Parts. It tracks the highs and lows of the band members as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussein – a geeky PhD student who is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist.

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (film)

Premiere Date: 2020.

Director(s): Steve Franks.

Writer(s): Steve Franks, Andy Berman, James Roday.

Starring: James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara), Kirsten Nelson (Karen Vick), Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter).

Synopsis: Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter (Omundson) is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Hill) return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional, and possibly the supernatural.

Rutherford Falls

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Ed Helms (co-creator, 101), Michael Schur (co-creator, 101), Sierra Teller Ornelas (co-creator, 101).

Starring: Ed Helms (Nathan Rutherford).

Synopsis: A small town in upstate New York is turned upside down when local legend and town namesake, Nathan Rutherford (Helms) fights the moving of a historical statue.

The Capture

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Ben Chanan (101-106).

Writer(s): Ben Chanan (creator, 101-106).

Starring: Callum Turner (Lance Corporal Shaun Emery), Holliday Grainger (DI Rachel Carey), Ron Perlman (Frank Napier), Famke Janssen (Jessica Mallory), Ralph Ineson (DCI Alec Boyd), Laura Haddock (Hannah Roberts).

Synopsis: A timely conspiracy thriller exploring pressing questions about surveillance and misinformation. Set in London, the modern-day spy show begins with the arrest of a former soldier, which spirals into a complex conspiracy involving manipulated video evidence. 

Untitled Punky Brewster sequel series

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): Jonathan Judge (101).

Writer(s): David W. Duclon (creator), Jim Armogida (developer, 101), Steve Armogida (developer, 101).

Starring: Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Cherie Johnson (Cherie Johnson), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Travis), Quinn Copeland (Izzy), Lauren Donzis (Hannah), Oliver De Los Santos (Daniel), Noah Cottrell (Diego).

Synopsis: In this multi-camera/hybrid continuation of the iconic 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy (Copeland), a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.

Untitled Saved by the Bell sequel series

Premiere Date: TBA.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Peter Engel (creator), Tracey Wigfield (developer, showrunner, 101).

Starring: Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), Elizabath Berkley (Jessie Spano), Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), John Michael Higgins (Principal Toddman), Josie Totah (Lexi), Dexter Darden (Devante), Belmont Cameli (Jamie Spano), Mitchell Hoog (Mac Morris), Alycia Pasqual-Pena (Aisha), Haskiri Velazquez (Daisy).

Synopsis: When California governor Zack Morris (Gosselaar) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.

 

In Development:

Clean Slate

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Laverne Cox (co-creator, 101), George Wallace (co-creator, 101), Dan Ewen (co-creator, 101).

Starring: Laverne Cox (Desiree), George Wallace (Henry).

Synopsis: Old school car wash owner, Henry (Wallace), is thrilled that his estranged child is returning to Alabama after 17 years. However, Henry has a lot of soul searching to do when the child he thought was a son returns as the determined, proud, trans woman, Desiree (Cox).

Battlestar Galactica

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Ronald D. Moore (creator), Sam Esmail (developer).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: In the seventh millennium A.D., in a galaxy very far away, a thousand-year-old war rages: that of humanity versus the Cylons, a mechanical race of beings. When the humans’ twelve planets are destroyed by a Cylon invasion force, the survivors flee in 220 spaceships following the Galactica — a gigantic battlestar spaceship — in a search for a “thirteenth” planet, an obscure little world known in folklore as “Earth.” The series will not be a remake, and instead explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Syfy’s 2004 series.

Division One

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): Maggie Carey (101).

Writer(s): Maggie Carey (co-creator, 101), Julia Brownell (co-creator, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis:  A coming-of-age comedy about an underdog women’s collegiate soccer team that gets a new female coach – a former professional soccer player who’s fallen from grace – and must decide whether or not they’re going to take the risk of trying to be great.

Expecting

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Chris Schleicher (creator, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: Ellie, a fiercely independent but perpetually single music manager, has always wanted a family but never found a man worthy of the role of “father.” That is, until her 39th birthday, when she decides to ask her gay best friend and co-worker, Jonathan, if he’ll be her sperm donor. When Jonathan surprises himself by saying “yes,” it sets off a chain of events that turn Ellie and Jonathan’s personal and professional lives upside down as they try to turn their “chosen family” into a biological family.

Fan Girl

Premiere Date: N/A.

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Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Claudia Lonow (creator, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: The comedy series centers on badass freedom fighter, Morrigan Chase. Morrigan escapes certain death in a far away galaxy via a wormhole and lands in the closet of her biggest Fan Girl — edibles-loving Beth — who’s watching similar events unfold on her favorite show, ‘Dominion.’ Each week, Beth and Morrigan battle evil as they try to get Morrigan back home while becoming unlikely best friends.

Hatching Twitter

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Nick Bilton (creator, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: The first installment of this anthology series is based on Nick Bilton’s acclaimed book ‘Hatching Twitter,’ a tale of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles that accompanied the meteoric rise of the infamous tech company. 140 characters and a few lines of code changed the world, disrupting the very fabric of the way people communicate. This show will explore the real masterminds behind it all, how it was done, and the colossal ramifications the technology will have on our future.

MacGruber

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): Jorma Taccone (101).

Writer(s): Will Forte (co-creator, 101), Jorma Taccone (co-creator, 101), John Solomon (co-creator, 101).

Starring: Will Forte (MacGruber).

Synopsis: After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber (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, Vicki, and Piper must race against time to defeat the forces of evil. Only to find that evil… may be lurking within.

Olympic Boulevard

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Paula Yoo (creator, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: The musical drama centers on a disgraced Korean American former K-Pop star who finds his chance at redemption and a possible comeback when he agrees to teach at one of the first K-Pop training schools in America.

One of Us is Lying (pilot)

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): Jennifer Morrison (101).

Writer(s): Erica Saleh (creator, 101).

Starring: Marianly Tejada (Brownyn), Cooper van Grootel (Nate), Annalisa Cochrane (Addy), Chibuikem Uche (Cooper), Jessica McLeod (Janae), Barrett Carnahan (Jake), Melissa Collazo (Maeve).

Synopsis: Based on Karen M. McManus’s best-selling novel, the story follows what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Straight Talk (pilot)

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): Rashida Jones (101).

Writer(s): Kara Brown (creator, showrunner, 101).

Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith.

Synopsis: The series examines what happens when two opposing ideologies are forced into an odd coupling. The main characters will be challenged by one another, making the moral lines at which they once stood harder to define.

The Adventure Zone

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): TBA.

Writer(s): Adam Higgs (creator, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: This side-splitting and heart-filled fantasy animated comedy series is based on the McElroy Family’s wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast and #1 NY Times Bestselling graphic novel series. The show follows an unlikely, poorly equipped trio and their beleaguered Dungeon Master as they reluctantly embark on a quest to save their world.

Queer as Folk reboot

Premiere Date: N/A.

Director(s): Stephen Dunn (101).

Writer(s): Russell T. Davies (creator), Stephen Dunn (developer, 101).

Starring: TBA.

Synopsis: This reboot explores the ever-expanding boundaries of the queer community and occasionally-harsh realities of our time with authenticity, outrageous humor, and compassion. The heartbreak that will tear our characters apart in the pilot will ignite the fire that brings them together and sets the stage for a vibrant and cathartic series about resilience and love.

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