[02/04/22 - 04:02 AM]
Video: Peacock Releases First-Look Footage of Expansive and Highly Anticipated 2022 Originals Series Slate During Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics
Emmy Rossum, Matthew Fox, Taye Diggs, Josh Gad, Isla Fisher, Craig Robinson, Adam Devine, Kate McKinnon, John Cameron Mitchell, Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kim Cattrall and Juliette Lewis are among the featured talent.

[via press release from Peacock]


New and Returning Originals Series Come From Prolific Producers Will Smith, Sam Esmail, David E. Kelley, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici, Mike Schur, Julie Plec and more

With Stars Including Emmy Rossum, Matthew Fox, Taye Diggs, Josh Gad, Isla Fisher, Craig Robinson, Adam Devine, Kate McKinnon, John Cameron Mitchell, Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis and more

Fans Can Catch NBC Universal's Presentation of the Winter Olympics on NBC and Streaming Live on Peacock


ORIGINALS SCRIPTED SERIES AT A GLANCE (coming 2022 in alpha order)

· WOLF LIKE ME - Streaming Now
· BEL-AIR - Series premieres Super Bowl Sunday, February 13th with 3 episodes at launch and new episodes every Thursday
· JOE vs CAROLE - Series premieres March 3
· BUST DOWN - Series premieres March 10
· KILLING IT - Series premieres April 2022

COMING 2022:


ABOUT THE 2022 SERIES FIRST-LOOKS (in alpha order)

Premiere Date: Coming 2022
Logline: ANGELYNE, Peacock's limited series 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.
Cast: Emmy Rossum, Martin Freeman, Alex Karpovsky, Charlie Rowe, Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano and Molly Ephraim and David Krumholtz
Showrunner / Executive Producer: Allison Miller
Director / Executive Producer: Lucy Tcherniak (director on episodes 1, 3 and 4)
Director: Matt Spicer (director on episodes 2, 5, and 6)
Executive Producers: Emmy Rossum via her Composition 8 company, Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton via their UCP-based Esmail Corp. Anonymous Content and The Hollywood Reporter
Produced By: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
Consultant: Gary Baum, who wrote the article on which the series is based
Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA

Premiere Date / Roll Out: Series premieres Super Bowl Sunday, February 13th with 3 episodes at launch and new episodes every Thursday
Logline: Set in modern-day America, Peacock's new one-hour drama series Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will's complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he's ever known. Executive produced by Will Smith, and inspired by Morgan Cooper's viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining '90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration, while exploring Will's complex journey through a current lens. The new series features an ensemble cast that introduces Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes Cooper, who serves as director, co-writer, and executive producer, and co-showrunners and executive producers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson.
Cast: Jabari Banks (Will), Adrian Holmes (Phillip Banks), Cassandra Freeman (Vivian Banks), Olly Sholotan (Carlton Banks), Coco Jones (Hilary Banks), Akira Akbar (Ashley Banks), Jimmy Akingbola (Geoffrey), Jordan L. Jones (Jazz), Simone Joy Jones (Lisa)
Co-Showrunners / Executive Producers: T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson
Director / Co-Writer / Executive Producer: Morgan Cooper
Executive Producers: Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy & Susan Borowitz
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios, a division of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's media company Westbrook Inc.
Format: Drama series, 10 Episodes X 60 min
Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PA

Premiere Date/Roll Out: Series premieres March 10 (all episodes)
Logline: BUST DOWN stars Jak Knight, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay and Chris Redd as four casino employees living dead-end lives with dead-end jobs in middle America, and the massive mess they manage to make out of it.
Cast: Sam Jay, Langston Kerman, Jak Knight, Chris Redd
Executive Producers: Lorne Michaels, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman, Jak Knight, Chris Redd, Hilary Marx, Andrew Singer, and Richie Keen.
Co-Executive Producer: Guy Stodel
Director: Richie Keen
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Broadway Video
Format: Comedy, 6 episodes x 30 minutes
Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA

Premiere Date: Coming 2022
Season 1 Logline: 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?
Cast: Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, Busy Philipps
Showrunner / Executive Producer: Meredith Scardino
Executive Producers: Meredith Scardino, Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, David Miner, Eric Gurian
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Format: Scripted comedy
Filming Location: New York

Premiere Date / Roll Out: Series premieres March 3 (all episodes)
Logline: Based on the Wondery podcast "Joe Exotic," hosted and reported by Robert Moor, the limited series will center on Carole Baskin, a big cat enthusiast, who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Kate McKinnon,Kyle MacLachlan, Brian Van Holt, Sam Keeley, Nat Wolf, Marlo Kelly, William Fichtner, Dean Winters, David Wenham
Showrunner/ Writer/ Executive Producer: Etan Frankel
Executive Producers: Etan Frankel will write and executive produce under his overall deal with UCP. Kate McKinnon will also executive produce along with Alex Katsnelson and Wondery's Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Aaron Hart
Director/Executive Producer: Justin Tipping (episodes 1-4, 8)
Director: Natalie Bailey (episodes 5-7)
Produced By: UCP a division of Universal Studio Group
Format: 8 x 60 min episodes, limited drama series

Premiere Date: Coming April 2022 (all episodes)
Logline: KILLING IT is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man's quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.
Cast: Craig Robinson, Claudia O'doherty, Rell Battle, Scott Macarthur, Stephanie Nogueras, Wyatt Walter, Jet Miller
Co-Showrunners / Writers / Executive Producers: Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici
Executive Producers: Craig Robinson, Mark Schulman, Mo Marable
Director: Mo Marable (first three episodes)
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group
Format: 10 x 30 min episodes, comedy
Filming Location: Production has begun in New Orleans, LA
Additional Notes: The project reunites Craig Robinson with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" co-creator Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici. Robinson recurs on NBC's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as Jake's friend and nemesis, Doug Judy (aka the Pontiac Bandit).

Premiere Date: Coming 2022
Logline: The series is based on Alex Scarrow's international best-selling novel Last Light, which tells the story of a family fighting to survive in a world that has been suddenly thrown into chaos.
Synopsis: Petro-chemist Andy Yeats knows how dependent the world is on oil; if something were to happen to the world's oil supply, it would set off a chain reaction: transportation would grind to a halt, supplies would cease to be delivered, law enforcement would be overwhelmed. While on a business trip to the Middle East, Andy realizes that his worst fears are coming true and his family is separated at this crucial moment. His teenage daughter, Laura, is alone at home in London while his wife, Elena, and young son, Sam, are in Paris. Amid this chaos, each family member will sacrifice everything to find one another, despite the distance and the dangers that separate them. Based on Alex Scarrow's best-selling novel of the same name.
Cast: Matthew Fox, Joanne Froggatt Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Tom Wlaschiha, Hakeem Jomah
Director / Executive Producer: Dennie Gordon
Showrunners / Executive Producers: Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Starring / Executive Producer: Matthew Fox
Executive Producers: William Choi, Sydney Gallonde, Rikke Ennis, Patrick Renault, Peter Settman
Produced by: MGM International Television Productions in association with Nordic Entertainment Group's Viaplay, STAN, MBC
Format: 5 x 60 min episodes, limited drama series
Filming Location: Production is currently underway in Prague and Abu Dhabi with FILM UNITED overseeing physical production.

Premiere Date/Rollout: Coming 2022
Logline: In the new series for Peacock, several years after we last saw him in "Pitch Perfect," Adam Devine's Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. 
Cast: Adam Devine, Flula Borg
Executive Producers: Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer of Gold Circle Films, Adam Devine, Megan Amram.
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group

Premiere Date: Coming 2022
Logline: QUEER AS FOLK is a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, exploring a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. 
Series Regulars: Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Ryan O'Connell (also serves as a writer/co-executive producer on the series)
Recurring Guest Stars: Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt, Benito Skinner, Nyle DiMarco
Creator / Writer / Executive Producer / Director (pilot episode): Stephen Dunn
Executive Producer / Writer: Jaclyn Moore
Executive Producers: Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, original British series creator Russell T. Davies, Nicola Shindler, and Louise Pedersen on behalf of All3 Media International, which distributes the format and the original British series produced by Red Productions for Channel 4
Executive Producer / Director: Brian Dannelly
Produced By: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
Format: Drama series
Filming Location: Production is currently underway in New Orleans, LA

Premiere Date: Coming 2022
Season 1 Logline: RUTHERFORD FALLS is a comedy about two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding, Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux), who find themselves at a crossroads - quite literally - when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call.
Cast: Ed Helms, Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh, Dustin Milligan, Dallas Goldtooth, and Kaniehtiio Horn
Co-Creator / Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Sierra Teller Ornelas
Co-Creators / Executive Producers: Michael Schur, Ed Helms
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Pacific Electric Picture Company

Premiere Date/Rollout: Coming 2022
Logline: Based upon the eponymous Universal film franchise written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the series will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.
Cast: Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau
Writers / Executive Producers: Malcolm D. Lee of Blackmaled Productions and Dayna Lynne North of Loud Sis Productions. Dominique Telson will oversee production for Blackmaled Productions.
Executive Producer: Sean Daniel of Hivemind
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group

Premiere Date/Rollout: Coming 2022
Logline: THE MISSING tells the story of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.
Cast: Jeff Wilbusch, Juliana Canfield
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: David E. Kelley
Executive Producers: Matthew Tinker (Kelley's producing partner), Jonathan Shapiro, Keshet Studios' Peter Traugott, Keshet International's Alon Shrutzman, Keshet Media Group's Avi Nir, Keshet Broadcasting's Karni Ziv
Author / Executive Producer: Dror A. Mishani
Produced By: Keshet Studios, the U.S. production arm of global content producer and distributor Keshet International, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studios Group
Format: 8 x 60 min episodes, crime drama series

Premiere Date: Coming 2022
Logline: Set in 2024 in the run up to a British general election, THE UNDECLARED WAR tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, the UK's version of the NSA, secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country's electoral system.
Cast: Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Hannah Khalique-Brown.
Executive Producer / Director / Co-Writer: Peter Kosminsky
Executive Producers: Colin Callender and Noëlette Buckley for Playground
Producer: Robert Jones
Co-Produced By: Playground and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group in association with Channel 4
Writers: Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson and Amelia Spencer

Premiere Date: Coming 2022
Series Logline: From executive producer Julie Plec comes a story of romance, friendship, death, sex, and scandal. Vampire Academy is based on a series of young adult paranormal romance novels by international bestselling author Richelle Mead. In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women's friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter royal vampire society. This serialized and sexy drama combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre.
Series Description: St. Vladmir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampire royals are educated and half-human teens train to protect them from the savage 'Strigoi' vampires who would like to see them destroyed.
Cast: Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore, André Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser and Andrew Liner
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer / Director: Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies)
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Marguerite MacIntyre
Executive Producers: Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar and Jillian DeFrehn
Directors: Bille Woodruff (first episode), Luis Prieto, Jesse Warn, Erica Dunton, Geoff Shotz and Julie Plec Author: Richelle Mead
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group
Format: 10 x 60 min episodes, YA drama
Filming Location: Spain

Premiere Date/ Roll Out: Streaming Now (all episodes)
Logline: Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship. Gary (Josh Gad) and Mary (Isla Fisher) are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary has a secret she can't bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs.
Cast: Isla Fisher, Josh Gad
Series Creator / Executive Producer / Director: Abe Forsythe
Executive Producers: Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky for Made Up Stories, and Isla Fisher
Produced By: Made Up Stories in partnership with Endeavor Content and Stan
Format: Genre-bending Romantic Dramedy, 6 episodes X 30 minutes
Filming Location: Australia


S2 Premiere Date/Rollout: Also upcoming
Season 1 Logline: WE ARE LADY PARTS shows the highs and lows of the band - Lady Parts - as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain - a geeky microbiology PhD student, who's on the lookout for love and is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist. Lady Parts' fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira sees something in Amina. However, the other members - taxi-driving drummer Ayesha, cartoon-drawing bassist and backing vocalist Bisma and the band's wheeler-dealer band manager Momtaz - are not convinced she is right for their band. Amina has never met girls like this before, and she's soon swept up in their joyful, anarchic energy and punk spirit. But she becomes torn and caught up between two different worlds - that of her more strait-laced university friends led by her bestie Noor and the world of Lady Parts. Will she be the key to the band's success? And - will she finally find a husband?
Creator / Writer / Director: Nida Manzoor  
Executive Producers: Surian Fletcher-Jones, Mark Freeland, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Television (WTTV)
Producer: John Pocock
Commissioned for Channel 4 by: Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, and Laura Riseam, Commissioning Executive
Produced by: Working Title Television (WTTV), which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Channel 4.
Distributed by: NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Season 1 Format: 6 x 30 min episodes, music-infused comedy series

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