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Peacock Hands Order to MacGruber Series, First Trailer Online

August 11, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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MacGruber is making an unlikely comeback, scoring a series on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock. Peacock announced today that the MacGyver parody starring Will Forte will get an eight-episode season on the service. Forte will write and executive produce the series alongside Lorne Michaels, John Solomon, and Jorma Taccone, the latter two of whom will direct.

The character debuted as an SNL sketch in 2007 and then got its own film in 2010. MacGruber was neither a hit with critics or movie-goers, grossing just $9.3 million worldwide against a $10 million budget plus marketing. However, the movie has gained a cult following over the last ten years.

The synopsis for the new season is below, as well as the first trailer for the series:

“After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past: Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must race against time to defeat the forces of evil — only to find that evil… may be lurking within.”