Peacock Releases Series Premiere Date Schedule & Early Teaser Images for Highly Anticipated All-New Original Scripted Slate
Newly announced premieres include “Last Light” (September 8), “Vampire Academy” (September 15), “A Friend of the Family” (October 6), “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” (November 23), “Irreverent” (November 30) and “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” (December 22).
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK RELEASES SERIES PREMIERE DATE SCHEDULE & EARLY TEASER IMAGES FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SLATE
Expansive H2 2022 Roster Includes The Resort (7/28), Everything I Know About Love (8/25), Last Light (9/8), Vampire Academy (9/15), A Friend of the Family (10/6), Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (11/23), Irreverent (11/30), The Best Man: The Final Chapters (12/22) and More
· Peacock announced today the premiere date schedule for highly anticipated Originals scripted slate for H2 2022, including all-new programming from upcoming dramas, comedies and kids titles.
· Peacock is also releasing early teaser images for select originals, including A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, LAST LIGHT, PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN, THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS.
· Peacock Original series include:
· TRIGGER POINT (7/8), a six-part drama thriller from Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television, starring Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester.
· DAYS OF OUR LIVES: BEYOND SALEM (7/11), the spin-off of the beloved NBC soap, returns for a second chapter starring fan-favorite cast members Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckell, Eileen Davidson and a special appearance by Loretta Devine.
· Comedic thriller series THE RESORT (7/28), starring William Jackson Harper and Cristin Milioti, from writer and executive producer Andy Siara.
· From BAFTA winner Peter Kosminsky, THE UNDECLARED WAR (8/18) tracks a leading team of analysts at GCHQ as they ward off a series of attacks along the invisible lines of cyberwarfare.
· Inspired by Dolly Alderton’s internationally bestselling memoir, EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE (8/25) gives an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations and begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?
· Matthew Fox’s return to television in LAST LIGHT (9/8) from MGM International TV Productions, also starring Joanne Froggatt and based on Alex Scarrow’s international best-selling novel.
· Supernatural YA drama series VAMPIRE ACADEMY (9/15), from Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre and based on the best-selling book series.
· From DreamWorks Animation, season four of DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY (9/29) bring the rescue riders back for all new adventures.
· Nick Antosca’s true-crime limited drama series A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY (10/6), which is inspired by the riveting true story of Jan Broberg’s multiple abductions, starring Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace, and Hendrix Yancey.
· Season two of returning YA fan-favorite series ONE OF US IS LYING (10/20) which returns following the gripping season one cliff-hanger.
· Season two of THE CAPTURE (11/3) will again question if we can really believe what we see. Escalating from the CCTV thriller of series one, the six-part run features ‘invisible’ assassins, the terrifying rise of deepfake technology, the ever-growing tension between government and Big Tech, and corruption at the heart of the British media.
· New crime drama THE MISSING (wt) (11/10) from prolific producer David E. Kelley and based on the international best-selling novel The Missing File.
· Comedy series PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN (11/23) starring Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova and Jameela Jamil, based on the Universal Pictures Film series that ignited a cultural phenomenon.
· IRREVERENT (11/30) is a fish out of water crime thriller starring Colin Donnell, as a criminal forging the life of a reverend.
· THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS (12/22) which reunites the star-studded original cast from the hit films, including Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau.
H2 2022 SCHEDULE:
July 8 Trigger Point*
July 11 Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem (Chapter 2)*
July 28 The Resort*
August 18 The Undeclared War*
August 25 Everything I Know About Love
September 8 Last Light
September 15 Vampire Academy
September 29 Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky (S4)
October 6 A Friend of the Family
October 20 One Of Us Is Lying (S2)
November 3 The Capture (S2)
November 10 The Missing (wt)
November 23 Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
November 30 Irreverent
December 22 The Best Man: The Final Chapters
* date previously announced
ABOUT EACH SERIES:
Premiere Date: July 8
Description: Set in the high-pressured world of bomb disposal, TRIGGER POINT stars Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, This is England) and Adrian Lester (Life, Trauma) as frontline officers who must risk their lives during a terrorist campaign in the heart of London. When a terrorist campaign threatens the capital over one summer, the Expos are at the forefront of urgent efforts to find out who is behind the bombings before fatalities escalate. Under extreme pressure and searching for answers, Lana becomes suspicious that the bomber is premeditatedly targeting her unit – but how does she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity?
Writer / Creator: Daniel Brierley
Showrunner/ Executive Producer: Jed Mercurio
Executive Producers: Jimmy Mulville, Mark Redhead, and Jessica Sharkey
Directors: Gilles Bannier, Jennie Darnell
Producer: Julia Stannard
Produced By: HTM Television for ITV, UK in association with All3Media International
Format: Thriller drama, 6 episodes X 60 minutes
Filming Location: London, UK
Cast: Vicky McClure, Adrian Lester, Mark Stanley, Warren Brown, Kerry Godliman, Cal MacAninch
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: BEYOND SALEM (CHAPTER 2)
Premiere Date: July 11, daily episodes drop through July 15
Description: In an epic, action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go “Beyond Salem!” as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives. The next chapter of DAYS OF OUR LIVES: BEYOND SALEM is a story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time “DOOL” fans will surely remember.
Cast: Eileen Davidson as Kristen DiMera, Kristian Alfonso as Hope Williams Brady, Peter Reckell as Bo Brady, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Steve Burton as Harris Michaels, Stephen Nichols as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, Christopher Sean as Paul Narita, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin
Executive Producer: Ken Corday
Co-Executive Producer: Albert Alarr
Headwriter: Ron Carlivati
Produced By: Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television
Format: 5 x 60 min episodes, (daily drop July 11-15)
Premiere Date: July 28 (3 episodes at launch and then weekly on Thursdays)
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.
Series Regulars: William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Nick Offerman, Skyler Gisondo, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Nina Bloomgarden, Gabriela Cartol
Recurring Guest Stars: Ben Sinclair, Parvesh Cheena, Debby Ryan, Dylan Baker, Michael Hitchcock, Becky Ann Baker
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, Amazon’s Homecoming)
Format: comedic thriller, 8 x 30 minutes
Filming Location: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico
THE UNDECLARED WAR
Premiere Date: August 18
Series Description: Set in 2024, TUW 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 Parvin 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?
Cast: Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Hannah Khalique-Brown.
Executive Producer / Director / Writer: Peter Kosminsky
Executive Producers: Colin Callender and Noëlette Buckley
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Producer: Robert Jones
Co-Produced By: Playground, Stonehenge Films and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group in association with Channel 4. The series will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
Format: 6 x 60″
Additional Writers: Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson and Amelia Spencer
EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE
Premiere Date: August 25
Logline: Four friends. One story of great love. A messy, raucous stumble into bad dates and heartaches – and surviving your twenties. The bestseller from the heart of Dolly Alderton.
Series Description: The central love story of Everything I Know About Love is between childhood best friends Maggie and Birdy. But it is also a raucous girl gang show, set in a 2012 London house-share inhabited by four girls – Maggie, Birdy and their mates from university, Amara and Nell. The series is an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations and begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?
Cast: Emma Appleton, Bel Powley, Marli Siu, Aliyah Odoffin, Connor Finch, Jordan Peters and Ryan Bown
Creator, Writer & Executive Producer: Dolly Alderton
Executive Producers: Surian Fletcher-Jones, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Television and Jo McClellan for the BBC
Directors: China Moo-Young, Julia Ford
Producer: Simon Maloney
Produced by: Working Title Television, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
Format: 7 x 45″, comedy-drama series
Filming Location: Manchester (UK), London (UK), New York (USA)
Premiere Date: September 8
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 of all episodes: Dennie Gordon
Executive Producers: Dennie Gordon, Matthew Fox, William Choi, Sydney Gallonde, Rikke Ennis, Patrick Renault, Diego Piasek, Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Co-Executive Producers: Rola Bauer and Steven Johnson
Producer: Veronika Lencova
Produced by: MGM International Television Productions in association with Peacock, Viaplay Group, MBC, and STAN.
Format: 5 x 45 min episodes, limited drama series.
Filming Location: Prague, Paris and Abu Dhabi.
Premiere Date: September 15
Series Logline: From executive producers Julie Plec & Marguerite MacIntyre comes a story of friendship, romance and danger. 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 vampire society. One as a powerful Royal, the other a half-vampire Guardian trained to protect against the savage ‘Strigoi’ who threaten to tear their society apart. That is, if Royal infighting doesn’t do the job first.
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
DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY S4
Premiere Date: September 29
Season 4 Synopsis: The Rescue Rides are back with exciting adventures as they help Magnus reclaim his workshop from a group of baby, metal-eating Razortooth Metalmaw dragons before they eat him out of house and home- literally. Dak,Winger, Aggro and Burple find themselves dueling with a mischievous Copyclae dragon who can impersonate both their voices and powers. But when a dragon whose blast wipes out memories attacks Dak and Layla, it’s up to their dragon friends to bring their memories back before the twins forget they were “Rescue Riders” forever.
Cast: Nicolas Cantu, Brennley Brown, Carlos Alazraqui, Moira Quirk, Roshon Fegan, Brad Grusnick, Tara Strong, Zach Callison, Skai Jackson, Noah Bentley, Andre Robinson and Marsai Martin
Executive Producer: Jack Thomas (Regular Show, Dragons: Race to the Edge)
Co-Executive Producer: Brian Roberts (VeggieTales)
Produced By: DreamWorks Animation
Format: 6 episodes x 22 minutes
A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
Premiere Date: October 6
Description: A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY is based on the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.” The Brobergs – devoted to their faith, family, and community – were utterly unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbor used to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart, and turn their daughter against them. This is the story of how their lives were permanently altered – and how they survived.
Cast: Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks and Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace, Hendrix Yancey, Austin Stowell, Patrick Fischler, Bree Elrod, Philip Ettinger
Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Nick Antosca
Executive Producer: Alex Hedlund
Executive Producer / Director (multiple episodes, including 101): Eliza Hittman
Producers: Jan Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg
Consulting Producer: Skye Borgman for Top Knot Films
Produced by: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
Format: 9 x 60 min, True Crime Limited Drama Series
ONE OF US IS LYING S2
Premiere Date: October 20
Description: Following the heart-pounding conclusion of Season One, the Bayview Four have a very deadly secret. In Season Two we’ll see just how far they’ll go to protect their secret, themselves, and each other.
Cast: Marianly Tejada, Chibuikem Uche, Annalisa Cochrane, Cooper van Grootel, Jess McLeod, Melissa Collazo, Sara Thompson, Alimi Ballard
Writer/ Showrunner / Executive Producer: Erica Saleh
Executive Producers: Darío Madrona, John Sacchi and Matt Groesch of 5 More Minutes Productions, Jan Oxenberg, Molly Nussbaum and Bill Johnson
Executive Producer / Director: Michael Weaver
Directors: Shannon Kohli, Roxanne Benjamin, Ben Semanoff
Produced By: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
Filming Location: New Zealand
Format: 8 x 60 min, drama series
THE CAPTURE (S2)
Premiere Date: November 3
Description: Series two of The Capture will again question if we can really believe what we see. Britain is under siege: hacked news feeds, manipulated media, and interference in politics. Entrenched in the UK’s own ‘Correction’ unit, DCI Rachel Carey finds herself in the middle of a new conspiracy – with a new target. But how can she solve this case when she can’t even trust her closest colleagues? Escalating from the CCTV thriller of series one, the six-part run features ‘invisible’ assassins, the terrifying rise of deepfake technology, the ever-growing tension between government and Big Tech, and corruption at the heart of the British media.
Cast: Holliday Grainger, Paapa Essiedu, Indira Varma, Andy Nyman, Ron Perlman, Rob Yang, Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Cavan Clerkin, Ginny Holder and Nigel Lindsay
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Ben Chanan
Executive Producers: David Heyman, Rosie Alison, and Tom Winchester for Heyday Television, Tom Coan for Universal International Studios, Ben Irving for the BBC alongside Ben Chanan and Derek Ritchie
Producer: Kristian Dench
Directors: James Kent, Philippa Langdale
Produced By: Heyday Television, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution and airs on the BBC One in the UK
Filming Location: London (UK)
Format: 6 x 60″, thriller series
THE MISSING (wt)
Premiere Date: November 10
Description: THE MISSING (wt) 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, Karen Robinson, Michael Mosley
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: David E. Kelley
Executive Producers: Jason Horwitch, Jonathan Shapiro, Matthew Tinker (Kelley’s producing partner), Keshet Studios’ Peter Traugott and Lisa Roos, Keshet International’s Alon Shrutzman, Keshet Media Group’s Avi Nir, Keshet Broadcasting’s Karni Ziv
Co-Executive Producer: Keshet Studios’ Heather Brewster
Director (multiple episodes, including 101) / Executive Producer: Barry Levinson
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
PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN
Premiere Date: November 23
Description: 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, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, Jameela Jamil
Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Megan Amram
Executive Producers: Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer of Gold Circle Films, Adam Devine
Executive Producer (episode 1) / Director (episodes 1-2): Todd Strauss-Schulson
Executive Producer / Producing Director (episodes 3, 4, 6): Richie Keen
Director (episode 5): Maureen Bharoocha
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group
Format: 6 x 30 min episodes, comedy series
Premiere Date: November 30
Description: A criminal mediator from Chicago is forced to flee his life and everything he knows and hide out in a small Australian reef community in Far North Queensland posing as the new church Reverend. “Reverend Mackenzie Boyd” (not his real name) has made a mess so bad he can never go home, but he’s going to need all his considerable street smarts to pull off posing as clergy – something he doesn’t know the first thing about. If he slips up, he’s dead and, after a lifetime of crime, doing good works is not something that comes naturally. But “Mack” finds himself in a small beach town, with no phone or internet, amongst a community that is filled with people desperate for connection and crying out for leader. What at first seems like a perfect hiding place from the Chicago mob quickly becomes Mack’s home. But as he reluctantly settles into his new life, Chicago commences the hunt. The only way he will be able to stay off their radar will be to maintain the illusion that he is a Reverend. To do that though, Mack will have to appear to care. Trouble for Mack is, after all that pretending, it may just become a little bit real.
Log Line: In order to stay alive, an American criminal is forced to hide out in a small Australian reef town in Far North Queensland, posing as the new church Reverend.
Cast: Colin Donnell, PJ Byrne, Kylie Bracknell, Briallen Clarke, Tegan Stimson, Ed Oxenbould, Wayne Blair, Russell Dykstra, Calen Tassone, Jason Wilder
Showrunner / Creator / Writer: Paddy Macrae
Executive Producer / Writer: Andrew Knight
Executive Producer: Debbie Lee, Alastair McKinnon
Additional Writers: Andrew Anastasios, Angela McDonald, Darlene Johnson and Dan Knight
Directors: Jonathan Teplitzky and Lucy Gaffy
Producer: Tom Hoffie
Produced By: Matchbox Pictures, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series is a co-production between Peacock and Netflix Australia. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Format: 10 x 60″, drama series
Filming Location: Queensland, Australia
THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS
Premiere Date: December 22
Description: 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.
Directors: Malcolm D. Lee (four episodes), Charles Stone III, Robert Townsend and Stacey Muhammad
Executive Producer: Sean Daniel of Hivemind
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group