Thursday, 14 November, 2019

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Reboot by MR. ROBOT Creator Coming to NBC Streaming Service

Saved by the Bell Reboot Will Feature Zack Morris as California’s Governor This is Every Classic and Original Series Coming to NBCU's Streaming Service 'Peacock'
Ismael Spencer | 18 September, 2019, 00:34

NBCUniversal continues to pull the curtain back on its soon-to-be-launched streaming service, announcing early Tuesday that the platform will be named Peacock and will bow in April 2020.

NBCUniversal hasn't announced yet how much Peacock will cost, but it's believed Comcast subscribers will get it for free.

Each month, someone here at Tom's Guide says there are too many streaming services.

Among popular exclusive offerings like Parks and Recreation and The Office (to compete with the hotly-contested sitcom stalwarts of Seinfeld and Friends), Peacock will launch with shows like Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Psych, and dozens of non-genre comedies and dramas in its back catalog. That said, there has yet to be any suggestion of whether Esmail's Battlestar Galactica will carry over any of Moore's extant story lines or characters. Diminished to several ships worth of survivors, the remaining humans wander space looking for a new home. Apparently, Esmail is a big fan of that version - he's even been in contact with Moore, according to Deadline - so expect to see shades of it in this new take.

Russia detains two North Korean vessels after attack
North Korea also arrested a Russian yacht in 2017 apparently for similar reasons, though again promptly released the Russian vessel.

And because everything old is new again, the show joins two other reboots in the works for Peacock - a revival of the 1989-92 high school comedy "Saved By the Bell", which starred Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen, Mark-Paul Gosselar, Dustin Diamond and Elizabeth Berkley, and the sci-fi classic "Battlestar Galactica".

Peacock won't be NBC's first stab at streaming.

The podcast-inspired limited series Dr. Death, starring Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater. And there's one based on the dystopian novel Brave New World.

Rutherford Falls, about a small town "local legend" (The Office star Ed Helms) who fights the moving of a historic statue. That, of course, is a reference to the NBC logo, although despite the name, those famous peacock feathers don't seem to actually be included in the logo for Peacock.

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