NBCUniversal has announced via TheHollywoodReporter that their streaming service will be called Peacock will be launching in April 2020.
They’re also rebooting Battlestar Galactica for a second time with a new series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
NBCUniversal’s newly-named streaming service, Peacock, is revisiting Battlestar Galactica, with a new, straight-to-series take from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, set as part of its initial content lineup. Peacock will also be the streaming home for Ron Moore’s Syfy take on Battlestar Galactica.
The ad-supported, direct-to-consumer platform will be called Peacock and launch in April 2020 with a lineup of more than 15,000 hours of content, including exclusive library titles like Parks and Recreation and originals including reboots of Battlestar Galactica, Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster.
SyFy had previously rebooted the science fiction series back in 2003.
Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with an android race of their own creation, known as the Cylons.
Here are some of the television shows and movies will on Peacock.
30 Rock, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Chrisley Knows Best, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, King of Queens, Married … With Children, Monk, Parenthood, Psych, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, The Real Housewives, Top Chef, and Will & Grace.
American Pie, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, A Beautiful Mind, Back to the Future, Brokeback Mountain, Casino, Dallas Buyers Club, Do the Right Thing, Erin Brockovich, E.T., Field of Dreams, Jaws, Mama Mia, Shrek, and The Breakfast Club. The Bourne, Despicable Me and Fast & Furious franchises.
NBCUniversal will announce pricing at a later date.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER