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Peacock green lights ‘Pitch Perfect’ spin-off series

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Peacock green lights ‘Pitch Perfect’ spin-off series

SPIN-OFF. Adam Devine is set to reprise his role as Bumper Allen.

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The 'Pitch Perfect' spin-off series will focus on Treblemakers leader Bumper Allen

A Pitch Perfect television series is coming to streaming service Peacock. The series will focus on Treblemakers leader Bumper Allen. 

According to Variety, Adam Devine, who starred in the first two Pitch Perfect movies, is set to reprise his role as the antagonist Bumper. Set several years after the events in the film, the series will follow Bumper as he moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. 

On Instagram, Adam expressed his excitement for the project. “BUMPER is BACK! Oh my. I’m a song and dance man once again. So excited to breathe life back into my boy Bump. Such a lil manic and I loved playing him,” he said. 

Other details such as the episode count, release date, and cast members have yet to be announced. 

The spin-off series will be produced by Elizabeth Banks, who also produced and appeared in the Pitch Perfect movies. Megan Amram will serve as the series’ writer and showrunner.

“We’re so happy to have the opportunity to bring the beloved Universal Pictures franchise Pitch Perfect to the small screen and to explore the hilarious and distinct characters in this musical-filled world,” said Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television. Universal Television will produce the Pitch Perfect spin-off television series. 

The Pitch Perfect trilogy follows The Barden Bellas, an all-girl acapella group from the Barden university, as they go against other acapella groups to win the national competition. The first and second movies were released in 2012 and 2015, with the third and final film released in 2017. 

The Pitch Perfect movies star Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, and Alexis Knapp.  – Rappler.com