Amid the onslaught of new streaming services coming out in the next year, NBC has announced the official name of its upcoming platform. Launching in April of 2020, Peacock will be the home of NBC favorites The Office and Friends, along with a list of other series that have graced the network over the past thirty or so years. If you’ve been looking for a way to binge the entirety of King of Queens, Peacock has you covered there, too.
On top of old programming, NBC has also made the curious decision to reboot some old favorites, including Saved by the Bell, Battlestar Galactica, and Punky Brewster. Demi Moore is also going to star in a new show, but that’s not what we’re here for. The internet is primarily concerned with who green lit a Saved by the Bell reboot with Zack Morris as governor of California.
As suspected, People Who Tweet delivered their fair share of jokes and hot takes, but most of the commentary seems to be focused on speculation. Outside of some upcoming Mike Schur original programming and promising comedy specials, the new service’s launch leaves a lot of question marks for what’s to come: namely, how much is this going to cost?
That final tweet makes a good point. While Universal might not conjure up a specific list of films, that’s a gigantic library that might make the unspecified price tag on
NBC Plus Peacock a little more worth your while. As details come out, we’ll see what NBC has to offer. Meanwhile, let’s consider what a Morris-led California would look like.