Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, announced its original content that will be available to when the service launches nationally.
Peacock will launch on July 15, and will give customers access to the first season episodes of Brave New World, The Capture, Intelligence and Lost Speedways; sports documentary In Deep with Ryan Lochte; and the entire full-length film Psych 2: Lassie Come Home.
Additionally, Peacock Kids is home to new episodes of Curious George and two original series from DreamWorks Animation: Cleopatra in Space and Where’s Waldo?
Premiere dates for future Peacock Originals and exclusive content will be announced later this year.
“Our variety of Peacock Originals at launch demonstrates how we deliver timely and timeless content – no matter the genre or format,” said Bill McGoldrick, President of Original Content, Peacock. “We’re proud to establish our voice and are excited to build on our strategy to attract a wide audience to Peacock.”
The first few Peacock originals to be released will be dramas, comedies, sports documentaries and children’s programming. Check out a few of the descriptions of the shows below!
In the genre of drama, viewers will be able to watch Brave New World and The Capture.
Peacock’s Brave New World is based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking novel, and centers on a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. The show stars As citizens of New London, Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything), Jessica Brown Findlay (Winter’s Tale, Downton Abbey) and Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Hail, Caesar!).
The Capture is a conspiracy thriller that looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services. It stars Callum Turner (War & Peace, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Holliday Grainger (Strike, Patrick Melrose), along with Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Ben Miles and Laura Haddock.
Viewers looking for a laugh can tune in to workplace comedy Intelligence, which is set in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters — a kind of weedier, geekier, more bureaucratic version of MI5 and MI6, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop. The show stars David Schwimmer (American Crime Story, Friends, Band of Brothers) and Nick Mohammed (The Martian, Ted Lasso, Christopher Robin).
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home will also be available on Peacock at its debut, and will centers on the story of Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn and Gus return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional, and possibly the supernatural.
These Peacock Originals are the newest additions to the Peacock library, which will continue to grow. In addition to current season programming from NBC and Telemundo, Peacock customers will enjoy access to hundreds of blockbuster movies like the Jurassic Park franchise, E.T., Meet the Parents, and Shrek; and iconic shows including comedies Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Frasier, George Lopez, and Cheers; dramas Law & Order: SVU, Downton Abbey, Yellowstone, Friday Night Lights, House, Battlestar Galactica, Psych, Parenthood, Monk, Heroes.
The Peacock app will also feature daily programming highlights from TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, Noticias Telemundo, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, E! News and Access Hollywood, and 75 streaming channels.