Hands in, Pitches! We haven’t seen the last of Pitch Perfect.

The three-film franchise is getting a new series at Peacock, with a fan-favorite character set to return. Adam Devine will reprise his role as Bumper, the love-to-hate villain of the first two movies. The new Peacock series will pick up with Bumper several years after we last saw him. He’s trying to revive his music career by moving to Germany after one of his songs takes off in Berlin.

The comedy series will be executive produced by Brownstone Productions and Gold Circle Films, which produced all three Pitch Perfect films. Devine and Megan Amram will also executive produce.

“When we saw the opportunity to create a series for Pitch Perfect with Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, and Paul Brooks plus more earworm classics for super fans to enjoy, we jumped at it. And to top it off, we are so fortunate that Adam Devine is headlining the series and bringing fans the quirky, laugh-out-loud sensibility they loved in the film franchise,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

The first Pitch Perfect movie premiered back in 2012. The a capella comedy proved a smash hit with audiences, and quickly turned into a series with two additional films. Pitch Perfect 3 debuted back in 2017 though, so it’s been several years since fans of the franchise had new content.

Whether or not people actually want more Pitch Perfect remains to be seen. I loved the first movie, but for me, this is definitely one of those franchises where each new entry got worse. And when I hear a capella singing TV series, I’m afraid Pitch Perfect will get the Glee treatment.

But hey, Peacock’s doing pretty well with singing series Girls5eva. So what do I know? 

Let me know in the comments if you’re excited for a Pitch Perfect series, or if you think this franchise has run its course.

Source: Peacock