A Brooklyn Nine-Nine reunion is the latest project getting the greenlight from nascent streaming service Peacock. Seeking to make waves in the streaming wars, the platform has commissioned a new comedy that will reunite Craig Robinson with Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor.
Peacock has ordered 10 episodes of a new, untitled half-hour comedy starring Robinson that was previously known by the working title Killing It. The show will see Robinson star in a comedy “about class, capitalism, and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes,” per Peacock’s description of the show.
Goor will serve as the writer and executive producer on the show, while fellow Brooklyn Nine-Nine alum Luke Del Tredici will also executive produce alongside Robinson and Mark Schulman.
This news comes just about a week after we learned that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be ending for good after season 8, with the final episode likely airing sometime in 2022. Robinson has played the popular recurring character of Doug Judy, a.k.a. The Pontiac Bandit, since the show’s inception.
It will be cool to see Robinson lead his own show, as he’s often been the wisecracking supporting character in many big projects like The Office but never really gotten the chance to be the main protagonist. Little is known about the series outside of Peacock’s description of the show, but it will be intriguing to see how the comedy handles themes of class and capitalism.
This isn’t the only new comedy NBC has commissioned for their streaming platform. An announcement of new shows Wednesday morning also included Bust Down, a six-episode series from executive producer Lorne Michaels that will star Saturday Night Live performer Chris Redd and staffers Langston Kerman and Sam Jay.