NBC Announces New Streaming Service
Yesterday, NBC announced they will offer a new streaming service. Peacock will soft launch in April 2020. It has a lot of competition in the streaming business, so it’s coming in strong. It will feature a Saved By The Bell revival starring Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley. Other cast members, like Mark-Paul Gosselaar, may also join.
The plot actually sounds kind of fun. Zack Morris it the Governor of California who has shut down a lot of low-income schools. He gets a lot of heat about that, so he send the affected kids to Bayside High, which is one of the highest-ranked schools in the state. The result: the spoiled Bayside kids get a healthy dose of reality with the influx of “regular” kids. Hilarity ensues. Lopez and Berkley will come back as their old characters, who are now parents of the younger Bayside generation. It has yet to be confirmed that the rest of the cast will be involved.
NBC also reported a possible revival of The Office, though nothing has been confirmed there yet. A new Battlestar Galactica has been confirmed, along with improvised content from Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels. Peacock will also be the only service to stream Parks and Recreation.
Earlier this year, NBC paid billions of dollars for exclusive streaming rights to Big Bang Theory, and even more to take Friends away from Netflix. It is uncertain whether these two shows will be available on Peacock. Get the details.