Saved by the Bell Reboot is Coming Thanks to NBC’s New Streaming Service
Here comes the newest streaming service from the entertainment world!
NBCUniversal has unveiled the name of its new streaming service, set to launch in April of 2020. Named Peacock, presumably after NBC’s iconic logo, the subscription-based, ad-supported, direct-to-consumer platform will launch with a lineup of more than 15,000 hours of content.
NBCUniversal plans to heavily promote Peacock during its coverage of the summer Olympics in 2020, with original programming set to launch after the Games. Bonnie Hammer, chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, had this to say:
The name ‘Peacock’ pays homage to the quality content that audiences have come to expect from NBCUniversal — whether it’s culture-defining dramas from innovative creators like Sam Esmail, laugh-out-loud comedies from legends like Lorne Michaels and Mike Schur, blockbusters from Universal Pictures, or buzzy unscripted programming from the people who do it best at Bravo and E! Peacock will be the go-to place for both the timely and timeless — from can’t-miss Olympic moments and the 2020 election, to classic fan favorites like The Office.
In addition to new original programming and classic favorites from the NBC vault, Peacock is also working to bring viewers several highly-anticipated reboots. Fans are especially excited about Battlestar Galactica, Punky Brewster, and a potential Saved By the Bell reboot. According to The Wrap, Saved By the Bell would show us what life at Bayside would be like if Zack Morris went on to become the governor of California.
Peacock is the latest addition to an increasingly crowded streaming market. It joins other traditional media companies like Comcast, Disney, and WarnerMedia, which are taking steps to keep up with digital competitors like Netflix and Hulu. Details on Peacock’s news and sports content, pricing, and official launch date are expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
For more details about this new streaming service or to see a list of programs that will be available for streaming, check out this press release from NBCUniversal.