NBCU rebooting Battlestar Galactica, Saved by the Bell for streaming service

Carla Harmon
September 17, 2019

The new platform will include a sizable portion of NBCUniversal's archive, including beloved comedies like The Office and Parks and Recreation, critically-acclaimed dramas such as Friday Night Lights and Downton Abbey, and much-loved films including Back to the Future and the Fast & Furious franchise. Golden Globe victor and Emmy nominee Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming) is rebooting Battlestar Galactica.

Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal will name its upcoming streaming service "Peacock", offering a broad slate of original content, including "Dr Death" starring Emmy and Golden Globe victor Alec Baldwin, the company said on Tuesday. Both Saved By The Bell and Battlestar Galactica will see new life in new shows on the service.

NBC's forthcoming service will be launching at a time when seemingly every major media property is putting out its own streaming option.

A full list of Peacock's content slate can be found here. Well, that's led by one of the more exciting announcements of the day: new Battlestar Galactica. Given the popularity of Ronald D. Moore's version and its cast-many of whom are still best known for their Battlestar Galactica roles-this may be a hard act to follow. Zach Morris is the governor of California in this one. The hit series, which aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993, is finally getting a sequel.

A series based on Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking 1932 novel Brave New World, about a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself.

The new Ed Helms-fronted comedy Rutherford Falls.

"The name Peacock pays homage to the quality content that audiences have come to expect from NBCUniversal", Bonnie Hammer, chairman of the companies direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, said in the release. That, of course, is a reference to the NBC logo, although despite the name, those famous peacock feathers don't seem to actually be included in the logo for Peacock. At least they didn't call it "NBC+" or something.

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