Peacock’s Critically Acclaimed Comedy Series “Killing It” Strikes Again





Peacock’s Critically Acclaimed Comedy Series “Killing It” Strikes Again with a Second Season Renewal
“We knew we had a rare gem with ‘Killing It’ and are thrilled Peacock audiences sank their teeth into this series, led by comedic legend Craig Robinson,” said Susan Rovner.
[via press release from Peacock]
THE HUNT CONTINUES! PEACOCK’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMEDY SERIES ‘KILLING IT’ STRIKES AGAIN WITH A SECOND SEASON RENEWAL

CRAIG ROBINSON LED COMEDY WILL RETURN FOR SEASON TWO WITH DAN GOOR AND LUKE DEL TREDICI AS CO-SHOWRUNNERS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

www.PeacockTV.com/KillingIt

· Peacock announced today the second season renewal of critically-acclaimed comedy series KILLING IT from co-showrunners / executive producers Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine Co-Creator) and Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine Executive Producer). The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

· Craig Robinson (The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will return for all-new season, further expanding on Craig’s quest to achieve the American dream.

· “We knew we had a rare gem with Killing It and are thrilled Peacock audiences sank their teeth into this series, led by comedic legend Craig Robinson,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We can’t wait to tell more twists and turns of one person’s hilarious, persistent pursuit of the American dream, from the incomparable creative minds of Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici and our partners at UTV, as Peacock continues to be a home for unique, thought-provoking and humor-filled comedies.”

· “We are immensely grateful to everyone at Universal Television and Peacock. ‘Snake-based economic satire’ isn’t exactly a familiar, beloved genre of television comedy, but they were fully behind the project from the start. We can’t wait to make more!” said Co-Showrunners / Writers / Executive Producers, Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici.

· “At its heart, Killing It demonstrates the wild ride we are willing to take when we are passionate about something, while also reminding us to support one another… because there are a lot of snakes out there! This series is a compassionate and hilarious comedy that anyone who has ever been in pursuit of a dream can relate to; that’s what makes it so special” said Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television. “We’re excited that Peacock has embraced this distinct show, and look forward to continuing our partnership with Dan, Luke, Craig, Claudia and the rest of this fantastic team on a season two.”

· The renewal of KILLING IT  joins the additional second season renewals of Peacock Original series WOLF LIKE ME, WE ARE LADY PARTS, GIRLS5EVA, RUTHERFORD FALLS and second season of critically-acclaimed drama series BEL-AIR. 

ABOUT KILLING IT SEASON 1:

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.   

ABOUT SEASON 1:  

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: Comedy, 10 x 30 min episodes

Drop Cadence: All episodes

S1 Launch Date: April 14, 2022

Filming Location: New Orleans, LA   

Cast: Craig Robinson, Claudia O’Doherty, Rell Battle, Scott MacArthur, Stephanie Nogueras, Wyatt Walter, Jet Miller



PEACOCK RELEASES NEW TEASER FOR ORIGINAL FILM THEY/THEM





PEACOCK RELEASES NEW TEASER FOR ORIGINAL FILM THEY/THEM

Award-Winning Screenwriter John Logan’s Directorial Debut from Blumhouse to Exclusively Premiere on Peacock Friday, August 5, 2022.

THEY/THEM SYNOPSIS:
Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. Several queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming intended to “help them find a new sense of freedom”. As the camp’s methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.

ABOUT THE FILM:
• Writer/Director/ Executive Producer: John Logan (Skyfall, Gladiator, The Aviator)
• Executive Producers: Kevin Bacon (You Should Have Left, City On a Hill), Scott Turner Schofield (Euphoria; The Craft: Legacy), Howie Young (Mission: Impossible III, Hit and Run), Jon Romano (Firestarter (2022), Vengeance)
• Produced By: Jason Blum (Get Out, The Invisible Man), Michael Aguilar (Penny Dreadful, Kidding)
• Launch Date: Friday, August 5, 2022
• Starring: Kevin Bacon (You Should Have Left, City on a Hill), Anna Chlumsky (Inventing Anna, Veep), Theo Germaine (The Politician, Work In Progress), Carrie Preston (Claws, Dr. Death). Quei Tann (How to Get Away with Murder, Dear White People), Austin Crute (Booksmart, Daybreak), Monique Kim (High Expectasians, Looks That Kill), Anna Lore (All American, Doom Patrol), Cooper Koch (Less Than Zero, A New York Christmas Wedding), Darwin del Fabro (Dangerous Liaisons, Novo Mundo)

CAST & CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
• Kevin Bacon (he/him) plays Owen Whistler, the conversion camp director who runs Whistler Camp alongside several counselors including his wife, Cora.  
• Anna Chlumsky (she/her) plays Molly, the camp’s medic and newest employee.
• Carrie Preston (she/her) plays Cora Whistler, a licensed therapist in charge of the campers’ therapy sessions, and the wife of camp director Owen Whistler. 
• Theo Germaine (they/them) plays Jordan, a transgender and non-binary camper from a religious background who has made a deal with their parents to legally emancipate if attending Whistler doesn’t “work.” Quei Tann (she/her) plays Alexandra, a transgender woman whose parents have threatened to kick her out of the house if she didn’t attend the camp.
• Quei Tann (she/her) plays Alexandra, a transgender woman whose parents have threatened to kick her out of the house if she didn’t attend the camp. 
• Austin Crute (he/him) plays Toby, a gay camper who negotiated with his parents for a trip to New York in exchange for a week at Whistler Camp.
• Monique Kim (she/her) plays Veronica, a bisexual camper who wants to stop fighting who she really is. 
• Anna Lore (she/her) plays Kim, a closeted lesbian camper who puts on a perfectly crafted front for her family and friends, assuming that when she fits in, she’ll finally be loved.
• Cooper Koch (he/him) plays Stu, a jock with aspirations of a swim scholarship and joining his father’s fraternity – things he doesn’t feel he can achieve if he’s open about being gay.
• Darwin Del Fabro (he/him) plays Gabriel, a sensitive gay camper tired of the persistent name-calling and bullying he’s endured his entire life.



Video: “Trigger Point” – Official Trailer – Peacock Original





Video: “Trigger Point” – Official Trailer – Peacock Original
Set in the high-pressured world of bomb disposal, six-part series stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester as frontline officers who must risk their lives during a terrorist campaign in the heart of London.
[via press release from Peacock]
Trigger Point | Official Trailer | Peacock Original

Trigger Point is streaming July 8th on Peacock: https://pck.tv/3GUFZVT

About Peacock: Stream current hits, blockbuster movies, bingeworthy TV shows, and exclusive Originals – plus news, live sports, WWE, and more. Peacock’s got your faves, including Parks & Rec, Yellowstone, Modern Family, and every episode of The Office. Peacock is currently available to stream within the United States.



Video: “Madagascar A Little Wild” – Season 8 Trailer





Video: “Madagascar A Little Wild” – Season 8 Trailer
They’re little, they’re wild, and they’re back with all new episodes!
[via press release from Peacock]
MADAGASCAR A LITTLE WILD | Season 8 Trailer

They’re little, they’re wild, and they’re back with all new episodes! Join the zoo crew as they embark on all new adventures in Madagascar a Little Wild, coming to Peacock on June 30th!



Peacock Announces Premiere Date and Releases Show Art for Bill Nye’s Highly Anticipated Original Series





Peacock Announces Premiere Date and Releases Show Art for Bill Nye’s Highly Anticipated Original Series “The End Is Nye” Ahead of Tribeca World Premiere
The series sends Bill Nye into the most epic?global disasters imaginable -?both natural and unnatural – and then?demystifies them using science to show how?we can survive, mitigate,?and even prevent them.
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE AND RELEASES SHOW ART FOR BILL NYE’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ORIGINAL SERIES “THE END IS NYE” AHEAD OF TRIBECA WORLD PREMIERE

The One-Hour Disaster Science Series From Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door, Universal Television Alternative Studios, and UCP, Drops on Peacock August 25

QUOTES FROM THE CREATORS

QUOTE FROM FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BRANNON BRAGA:

“THE END IS NYE is a relationship show — it’s about our relationship with nature and how it can end in total disaster. It’s also about how science can help that relationship to survive and thrive. Yes, THE END IS NYE is terrifying, but our ultimate goal is to boost human confidence with a welcome jolt of optimism about the future and scientific understanding.”

QUOTE FROM WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/HOST BILL NYE:

“Right now our world is a very scary place, and yet full of opportunities to make life better for all of us – for everyone on Earth. Speaking of Earth, the big idea behind The End Is Nye is that for the first time in the history of our planet, we humans can control our fate. We can see the potential for these overwhelming disasters, and we have the means to avoid them. With science, we can change the world.”

ABOUT THE SERIES

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

THE END IS NYE sends Bill Nye into the most epic global disasters imaginable - both natural and unnatural – and then demystifies them using science to show how we can survive, mitigate, and even prevent them. Each stand- alone episode takes a hell-bent dive into the mystery and terror of one specific threat. Every catastrophe is abundant with thrills, but also offer hope and a way forward – a scientific blueprint for surviving anything that comes our way. The series is hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award winner and renowned science educator, engineer, author, and inventor Bill Nye. Each episode also features a brief cameo by longtime science advocate and series EP Seth MacFarlane.

The End is Nye is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP, divisions of Universal Studio Group, and Seth MacFarlane’s (The Orville, Ted, and Family Guy) Fuzzy Door. MacFarlane and President Erica Huggins executive produce for Fuzzy Door. Brannon Braga (Cosmos: Possible Worlds, The Orville, Star Trek) serves as showrunner, director, and executive producer.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Logline: THE END IS NYE sends Bill Nye into the most epic global disasters imaginable – both natural and unnatural – and then demystifies them using science to show how we can survive, mitigate, and even prevent them.

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, Bill Nye

Executive Producers: Seth MacFarlane & Erica Huggins (Fuzzy Door), Brannon Braga, Bill Nye

Director: Brannon Braga

Writers: Brannon Braga, Bill Nye

Launch Date: August 25, 2022

Host: Bill Nye

Format: 45min x 6 episodes, binge drop, unscripted series



Peacock’s “The Resort” – Official Date Announcement and First Look Images





Peacock’s “The Resort” – Official Date Announcement and First Look Images
An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior.
[via press release from Peacock]
THE RESORT

OFFICIAL DATE ANNOUNCEMENT & FIRST LOOK IMAGES

New Comedic Thriller Premieres On Peacock Thursday, July 28 with Three Episodes at Launch and New Episodes Streaming Weekly

THE RESORT — Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Peacock)

THE RESORT — Episode 103 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Peacock)
THE RESORT — Episode 103 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Peacock)
THE RESORT — Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Marisol Pesquera/Peacock)
THE RESORT — Episode 103 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Marisol Pesquera/Peacock)
THE RESORT — Episode 104 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Peacock)
THE RESORT — Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Peacock)
THE RESORT — Episode 103 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Peacock)

Adventure 🔦 the beach 🌊 and a haunting mystery🕵️‍♀️? We’re in. #TheResortPeacock is streaming July 28

QUOTE FROM ANDY SIARA – SHOWRUNNER, WRITER, AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

“When I was much younger and had more energy, I wanted to make a big summer movie with mystery, detectives, adventure, comedy, tragedy, romance, a natural disaster, plus a dose of the surreal and existential – and ideally it would have been for Universal. That didn’t happen. But now, many years later, we have The Resort… and it’s kind of a big summer movie with all of those things… just split into 8 half-hour episodes on Peacock, which is kind of like the sibling of Universal, so it all came together in the end.

Moving on – The Resort is about a lot of things. There are big swings, and little swings. It’s someone looking back on their life and trying to remember the good times, mixed with a 5-year-old playing with toys in the backyard. It never takes itself too seriously, but sometimes it gets pretty serious. I guess, at its core, it’s about people who want to go back to a time in life when things seemed a bit easier, before the hard parts of life keep piling up. It’s about people who are trying to recapture that feeling of home. And within that, there’s a big mystery.”

ABOUT THE SERIES

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

A multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

· Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Andy Siara (Palm Springs, Lodge 49)

· Executive Producers: Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp (via Anonymous Content)

· Co-Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Allison Miller (Angelyne) 

· Co-Executive Producer: Sarah Matte (Esmail Corp)

· Director / Executive Producer: Ben Sinclair (episodes 1-4) (High Maintenance, Dave)

· Produced By: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group and Esmail Corp (Mr. Robot, Angelyne, Gaslit)

· Format: comedic thriller, 8 x 30

· Filming Location: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico

SERIES REGULARS:

WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER (Love Life, The Underground Railroad) will play Noah, also a teacher, but unlike Emma, Noah seems perfectly content floating through the mundane reality of his existence.

CRISTIN MILIOTI (Made for Love, Palm Springs) will play Emma, a high school teacher at a plateau in her monotonous marriage with Noah. They’re celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary when they’re pulled into this mystery together.

NICK OFFERMAN (Parks & Recreation, Pam & Tommy) will play Murray Thompson, Violet’s father.

SKYLER GISONDO (The Righteous Gemstones, Licorice Pizza) will play Sam. Sam is on vacation with his parents and girlfriend in 2007 at the Oceana Vista Resort.

LUIS GERARDO MÉNDEZ (Narcos: Mexico, Murder Mystery) will play Baltasar Frías, the head of security at the Oceana Vista Resort in 2007.

NINA BLOOMGARDEN (Hot Pink, Jane) will play Violet Thompson, who is vacationing with her father and his girlfriend at the Oceana Visa Resort.

GABRIELA CARTOL (La Camarista, Hernán) will play Luna, the concierge at Emma and Noah’s resort.

GUEST STARS:

BEN SINCLAIR (High Maintenance, Dave) will play Alex, a resort owner.

PARVESH CHEENA (Mythic Quest, Outsourced) will play Ted, who’s here on vacation with his husband, also named Ted.

DEBBY RYAN (Insatiable) will play Sam’s girlfriend, Hannah.

DYLAN BAKER (Happiness) will play Sam’s dad, Carl.

MICHAEL HITCHCOCK (Black Monday, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar) will play Ted, who’s here on vacation with his husband, also named Ted.

BECKY ANN BAKER (Girls, Freaks and Geeks) will play Sam’s mom, Jan.



“Love Island UK” Fan Favorite Iain Stirling Brings Signature Comedy Across the Pond





“Love Island UK” Fan Favorite Iain Stirling Brings Signature Comedy Across the Pond as the Voice of Peacock’s “Love Island USA”
Peacock’s new season premieres July 19 with six episode drops per week.
[via press release from Peacock]
🏝 ISLANDERS: DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS VOICE? 🏝

LOVE ISLAND UK FAN FAVORITE IAIN STIRLING BRINGS SIGNATURE COMEDY ACROSS THE POND AS THE VOICE OF PEACOCK’S LOVE ISLAND USA

All-New And Even Steamier US Version of ‘Love Island’ Premieres Exclusively On Peacock Tuesday, July 19

www.PeacockTV.com

❤️‍🔥 Today, it was announced that UK comedian Iain Stirling will continue his role as narrator of LOVE ISLAND, this time for Peacock’s highly anticipated US adaptation of the global hit phenomenon. The upcoming season will mark the first time Iain lends his iconic voice to the US version of LOVE ISLAND. Peacock’s new season premieres July 19th with 6 episode drops per week.

❤️‍🔥 “The moment the decision was made to bring an all-new version of LOVE ISLAND to Peacock, we knew we had to get Iain on board,” said Jenny Groom, EVP Entertainment Unscripted Content, NBCUniversal. Groom continued, “Iain embodies everything fans love about the show – humor, irreverence and cheeky fun. LOVE ISLAND would not be the same without him.”

❤️‍🔥 BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the acclaimed voice of the hit reality show Love Island (ITV2), which is currently on air in the UK with its eighth series. Following his success on Love Island, Iain appeared in series 8 of Taskmaster (C4/Dave), and took on the role of host for ITV2’s comedy entertainment show, CelebAbility, which is also currently on air with its sixth series. His first stand-up special Failing Upwards recently launched on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories, while his sitcom, Buffering, a brand-new comedy written, created by and starring Iain debuted on ITV2 in 2021.

❤️‍🔥 Peacock Original LOVE ISLAND, from ITV Entertainment, will be hotter than ever as Islanders couple up in new surroundings to compete in naughtier games and sexier challenges. Throughout their stay, temptations will rise and drama will ensue as Islanders are forced to decide if they want to remain with their current partners or “recouple” with someone new. Islanders will also be at the mercy of viewers at home who will vote to determine who gets another shot at love and who leaves the villa heartbroken and empty-handed.

❤️‍🔥 Filming on the California coast, LOVE ISLAND is an unscripted reality romance and competition series where sexy singles go on a search for love while living together in a beautiful villa.  

❤️‍🔥 Cast and schedule to be announced at a later date. 

❤️‍🔥 The US version of LOVE ISLAND is produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company. David George, Adam Sher, Simon Thomas, Ben Thursby-Palmer, Andy Cadman and Mike Espinosa serve as executive producers, alongside Tom Gould, Richard Cowles, Mike Spencer, Richard Foster and Chet Fenster. The series is based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group and distributed by ITV Studios.

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Peacock Announces Premiere Date & First Look Images for “The Undeclared War”





Peacock Announces Premiere Date & First Look Images for BAFTA Winner Peter Kosminsky’s Cyber Thriller “The Undeclared War”
Set in 2024, “The Undeclared War” tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run up to a general election.
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE & FIRST LOOK IMAGES FOR BAFTA WINNER PETER KOSMINSKY’S CYBER THRILLER “THE UNDECLARED WAR”

The Six-Part Drama Series from Playground, Stonehenge Films & Universal International Studios is Slated to Drop August 18th on Peacock

QUOTE FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER PETER KOSMINSKY:

“‘The Undeclared War has been many years in the making. It imagines how the next few years might play out in the domain of cyber warfare – a battle unseen by the public but with potentially devastating consequences,” said Peter Kosminsky. “In my work, I’ve tried to shine a light on aspects of publicly policy which affect us all but where the details of what is taking place, often behind the scenes, are not well understood. I hope this drama will give audiences an insight into a world certain to impact our lives significantly in the years ahead.”

ABOUT THE SERIES

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

Set in 2024, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run up to a general election. When a routine stress test of internet infrastructure goes awry 21-year-old GCHQ intern Saara Parvan (played by Hannah Khalique-Brown) suddenly finds herself operating on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare. The series is a result of meticulous research by BAFTA award-winning creator Peter Kosminsky, lifting the veil on the most urgent battle of our time. In a thrilling cat and mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents every hidden move. The clock is ticking as a battle with high stakes and unpredictable enemies takes place entirely online, with very real consequences. But how do you win a war most of the public don’t know you’re fighting?

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Executive Producer / Director / 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

Launch Date: August 18, 2022

Format: Drama Series, 6 x 50 min episodes, Binge Drop

Filming Location:

Cast: Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Hannah Khalique-Brown



Jason Garrett Joins “Football Night in America”





Jason Garrett Joins “Football Night in America”
Garrett, the former NFL quarterback and Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys, will work with host Maria Taylor and analysts Tony Dungy and Chris Simms in Studio 1 at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
[via press release from NBC Sports]
JASON GARRETT JOINS “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA”

Football Night Kicks Off Every Sunday During the NFL Season at 7 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2022 – Jason Garrett is joining Football Night in America as an analyst, NBC Sports announced today. Football Night is the most-watched studio show in sports, preceding primetime television’s No. 1 show Sunday Night Football each week during the NFL season on NBC and Peacock.

Garrett, the former NFL quarterback and Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys, will work with host Maria Taylor and analysts Tony Dungy and Chris Simms in Studio 1 at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Co-host Jac Collinsworth and analyst Rodney Harrison will once again anchor FNIA’s coverage from the game site, while NFL Insider Mike Florio will continue to report on the news of the day.

As the Cowboys Head Coach for nine seasons, Garrett won three division titles, Associated Press Coach of the Year in 2016, and compiled an 85-67 (.559) regular-season record, the second-most wins for a Head Coach in team history. He began his coaching career as the Quarterbacks Coach for the Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban. He also served as the Offensive Coordinator for both the Cowboys and New York Giants.

Prior to becoming a coach, Garrett had a 14-year NFL playing career with the Cowboys, Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dolphins, and New Orleans Saints, predominantly as a backup quarterback. He was part of three Super Bowl-winning teams with the Cowboys in 1992, 1993 and 1995, and was a member of the NFC Champion Giants in 2000.

Garrett is currently making his broadcasting debut as a game analyst alongside Jac Collinsworth (play-by-play) on NBC Sports’ coverage of the USFL. Click here for more information on Jason Garrett.

“I’m truly humbled and thrilled to be joining the Football Night team and continuing my broadcasting career with NBC Sports, who have been fantastic to work with on the USFL,” said Garrett. “I intend to share my life-long passion for football and utilize my experience as both an NFL coach and quarterback to try to explain the game and break down the matchups for our audience every Sunday night. Can’t wait to get started!”

NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood: “Jason was always a great listen at our NFL production meetings with the Cowboys. His insight and intellect are a winning combination. We are excited to add him to the FNIA team. In his brief time as an analyst on our USFL broadcasts, he already breaks down plays in a welcoming style that gives unique insights about the ‘why’ of a play — Why did it work? Why did it fail?”

NBC Sports today also announced Matt Casey as the lead producer of Football Night. Casey has worked on FNIA in various capacities for 14 years, most recently as co-producer. He also co-produced NBC Sports’ Super Bowl LVI pre-game show in February.

Emmy-nominated Football Night begins at 7 p.m. ET each week during the NFL regular season on NBC and Peacock and provides highlights and analysis of the afternoon games, interviews with high-profile players and coaches, breaking news insights, and an extensive preview of that night’s Sunday Night Football matchup.

Since its inception in 2006, Football Night has been the most-watched studio show in sports. In 2021, the program averaged 7.1 million viewers, up 18% vs. the previous season. In addition, the 8:00-8:23 p.m. ET portion of Football Night in America (including pre-kick coverage), averaged 11.9 million viewers, and a 3.3 rating among Adults 18-49, which would both rank No. 4 among regularly scheduled primetime shows in the demographic.

–NBC SPORTS–



“Downton Abbey: A New Era” to Debut on Peacock June 24





“Downton Abbey: A New Era” to Debut on Peacock June 24
The much-anticipated return of the beloved franchise reunites the original cast.
[via press release from Peacock]
“DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA” TO DEBUT ON PEACOCK JUNE 24

All Six Seasons, First Movie, and One-Hour Special of the Fan-Favorite Franchise Streaming Now on Peacock

Peacock Launches New 24/7 ‘Downton Abbey’ Channel For Fans To Catch-Up Before Returning to Downton

· Peacock has announced Downton Abbey: A New Era, from Focus Features and director Simon Curtis, will begin streaming exclusively on Peacock June 24, 2022. The much-anticipated return of the beloved franchise reunites the original cast, including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nichol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton.

· Before fans return to Downton for the next chapter with Downton Abbey: A New Era they can relive every moment from the franchise on Peacock, with all six seasons of the TV series Downton Abbey, the first franchise film Downton Abbey (2019), plus a one-hour special The Manners of Downton Abbey (2016) streaming now.

· Peacock also launched a 24/7 streaming channel ‘Downton Abbey’, built for every kind of viewer, whether rewatching favorite episodes or starting the series from the very beginning.

· Downton Abbey: A New Era follows the Crawleys and their staff as they welcome a movie crew and their glamorous stars to Downton for the filming of a new silent movie, while other members of the family go on a grand adventure to a villa in the south of France to uncover a mystery about the Dowager Countess and her past. With a screenplay by Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast alongside exciting new additions, Downton Abbey: A New Era is packed full of exuberant moments, excitement and humor, tears of joy and sadness and new beginnings for all your favorite characters.

· The screenplay is written by Downton creator and Academy-Award(R) winner Julian Fellowes, produced by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge alongside Fellowes, and directed by BAFTA and Emmy nominated Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn).

· Downton Abbey: A New Era is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Carnival Films is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.

· Downton Abbey: A New Era will be available to own with bonus content on Digital June 24, 2022, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray(TM) and DVD on July 5, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

· Downton Abbey: A New Era is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films, with new movies coming from theaters all the time including The Northman, Ambulance, Firestarter, and The Outfit.

ABOUT THE FILM:

Downton Abbey: A New Era reunites the original principal cast. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will join the cast. Downton creator Academy-Award(R) winner Julian Fellowes will once again write the film’s screenplay, with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge back to produce with Fellowes. BAFTA and Emmy nominated director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) will join the filmmaking team to direct the  BAFTA and Emmy nominated director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) will join the filmmaking team to direct the sequel.

CAST & FILMMAKERS:

· Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton

· Co-Producer: Mark Hubbard

· Music by: John Lunn

· Costume Designer: Anna Mary Scott Robbins

· Edited by: Adam Recht, ACE

· Production Designer: Donal Woods

· Director of Photography: Andrew Dunn, BSC

· Executive Producer: Nigel Marchant

· Based on the Television Series Created By: Julian Fellowes

· And Produced By: Carnival Films

· Screenplay by: Julian Fellowes

· Produced by: Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, Liz Trubridge

· Directed by: Simon Curtis