MacGruber Series, Laverne Cox-Norman Lear Comedy, 4 More in Development at Peacock

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NBC's forthcoming streaming service, Peacock, is ramping up its development slate, despite the service not being fully revealed to the masses. 

The network unveiled six additional series it has in the works, including a MacGruber TV series starring Will Forte, as well as a Laverne Cox-Norman Lear series titled Clean Slate. 


They join the Queer as Folk reboot as programs under development. Neither of the shows has received series orders. 

Here is the full list of new shows in the works. 

The Adventure Zone

Based on the McElroy Family’s wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast and No. 1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel series, The Adventure Zone is a side-splitting and heart-filled fantasy animated comedy series that follows an unlikely, poorly equipped trio and their beleaguered Dungeon Master as they reluctantly embark on a quest to save their world.

Writer/executive producer: Adam Higgs (Orphan Black)

Executive producers: Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy

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Clean Slate

Old-school car wash owner, Henry (George 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 (Laverne Cox).

Writer/executive producers: Dan Ewen, Laverne Cox, George Wallace

Executive producers: Norman Lear, Brent Miller

Producer: Paul Hilepo

Studio: Sony Pictures Television

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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.

Writer/executive producer: Chris Schleicher (The Mindy Project)

Executive producers: Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein

Studio: Warner Bros. Television

Division One

Division One is 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.

Writer/director/executive producer: Maggie Carey (The To Do List)

Writer/executive producer: Julia Brownell (This Is Us)

Executive producers: Amy Poehler (Paper Kite), Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle, Kim Lessing (Paper Kite), Dave Becky & Tom Lassally (3 Arts Entertainment)

Studio: Universal Television

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Hatching Twitter

Through exclusive access and exhaustive investigative reporting, New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton draws on hundreds of sources, documents and internal e-mails to tell intimate true stories of companies behaving badly and technology gone awry.

The first installment of this anthology series will be based on 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 series will explore the real masterminds behind it all, how it was done, and the colossal ramifications the technology will have on our future.

Writer/executive producer: Nick Bilton

Executive producer: Patrick Macmanus (Peacock's Dr. Death, Happy)

Studio: Universal Content Productions



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

Writer/executive producer/star: Will Forte

Writer/director/executive producer: Jorma Taccone

Writer/executive producer: John Solomon

Executive producers: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer & Erin David (Broadway Video)

Studio: Universal Television

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