Adam Devine will be featured in a reboot of Pitch Perfect for Peacock, repeating his role as Bumper Allen, whom Devine himself narrates as “really serious about acapella to the point that it’s weird.” Peacock has requested the series from Universal Television and aims to air it on the NBC Universal streaming service. It will be composed by Megan Amram (The Good Place, An Emmy for Megan), who will also serve as showrunner.
The series is set many years after the initial Pitch Perfect movie, with DeVine’s Bumper Allen shifting to Germany in expectations of restoring his music career when one of his songs goes big in Berlin. Bumper is the primary antagonist in the first Pitch Perfect movie as the leader of the rival all-male a capella group the Treblemakers. He arises in a smaller role in the second movie and is absent from the third.
Brownstone Productions’ Elizabeth Banks (who features in all three Pitch Perfect movies and directed Pitch Perfect 2) and Max Handelman, along with Gold Circle Films’ Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer, will be executive-produced. Devine and Amram will also executive-produce.