Are you ready to Peacock and chill? We've long known that NBC is coming for Netflix's neck, snatching The Office away from the dominant streaming platform for its own soon-to-be-launched streaming service. On Tuesday, the company announced a whole host of programming that's on its way to the service, as well as its long-awaited name: Peacock.
The moniker is a nod to the NBC logo, and as far as Twitter is concerned, a joke from 30 Rock. It won't officially start streaming any programming until April 2020, and exact subscription pricing is still unknown (for context, Disney+ is anticipated to be around $6.99 for month, and Apple TV+ $4.99 per month for a family subscription, according to NBC News). However, they've already started luring audiences away from their tried-and-true staples of services like Netflix and Hulu, and getting ahead of Disney+ and Apple TV+'s launches this November, by announcing a bunch of irresistible shows and movies that will be exclusively available for those who decide to add Peacock to their binge-watching-service rotation.
According to Variety, there are reboots and revivals galore on their way to the platform, including a Battlestar Galactica reboot executive produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, plus a Saved By The Bell revival with Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley reprising their roles. A Punky Brewster sequel series starring original actress Soleil Moon Frye has also been ordered to pilot.
New comedies like The Amber Ruffin Show and Ed Helms' Rutherford Falls will join a truly impressive lineup of tried-and-true TV staples: 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Downton Abbey, Everyone Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Parenthood, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, The Real Housewives, Top Chef, Will & Grace, and more.