With everyone from HBO to Disney to Apple going into the streaming service business, NBC decided to tip their hat into the ring with their own called Peacock, named after their logo.
First announced in January 2019, Peacock is a free streaming service that will feature many of NBC’s most popular shows including “The Office” and “Parks and Recreations.” With the free version of the service, viewers will have access to most of the content available with ads. The service will also be offering a Premium option that provides more to watch and takes away ads for $4.99 a month. Xfinity customers get Peacock Premium without any additional charge.
As previously stated, Peacock will feature a host of NBC shows and movies. In a video showcasing what will be available on the service, it showcased everything from reality series to classic movies to news.
Along with all this content though, Peacock will also be the host of originals that can only be found on their service. These originals have everything from drama to animation to comedy. Here are some of the films and series that will be on Peacock day one.
Curious George: Season 13
Inspired by the 2006 film based on the beloved children’s books, “Curious George” returns once again to television. Following the adventures of George and The Man in the Yellow Hat, this series teaches children about different life skills through the eyes of their child-like monkey friend.
Though the PBS Kids series originally ended in 2015, newer episodes have been running on Canadian television. With its’ arrival on Peacock, old episodes of “Curious George” will be available along with new ones.
In Deep with Ryan Lochte
Following controversy from the 2016 Olympic Games and his suspension from competing in 2018, Olympic Medal winning swimmer Ryan Lochte looks to bring himself back to his former glory in “In Deep with Ryan Lochte.”
Focusing on trying to make it back onto the Olympic team, the series features Lochte on his journey to redemption and looking back on his mistakes from the past.
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home
As the first Peacock original film, “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” reunites the cast of “Psych” once again to solve a mystery that hits close to home.
Fake psychic Shawn Spencer, played by James Roday, and his crime solving partner Burton “Gus” Guster, played by Dule Hill, return once again to their roots after their friend Detective Lassiter, played by Timothy Omundson, suffers a stroke. However, the pair soon discover that there is more behind this incident and try to solve this mystery for their friend.
The film marks the return of the entire main cast once again after the last film released in 2017. “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” will also include the addition of “Community” actor Joel McHale.
Cleopatra in Space
Produced by DreamWorks Animation and based on the graphic novel of the same name, “Cleopatra in Space” takes the historical figure out of her time and into a new setting.
After accidentally being sent 30,000 years into the future, Egyptian princess Cleopatra, played by Lilimar Hernandez, finds out she is the destined to be the “Savior of the Nile Galaxy” and defeat the evil Octavian, played by Jonathan Kite. Cleopatra soon enrolls in P.Y.R.A.M.I.D., an intergalactic academy, to begin her training and meets new friends who join in on her fight to stop Octavian.
Brave New World
Based on the 1932 novel of the same name, “Brave New World” brings a new and different take on a science fiction utopia.
In the future, society is now based around being happy and things such as monogamy, privacy and history has been eliminated. However, whenever John, played by Alden Ehrenrich, comes into this society he will discover that not everything is as good as it seems.
Where’s Waldo: Season Two
Moving from Universal Kids to Peacock, “Where’s Waldo” takes the iconic character around the world for new adventures.
Waldo, voiced by Joshua Rush, and Wenda, voiced by Haley Tju, are members of the WorldWide Wanderer Society who get sent on a mission by their mentor Wizard Whitebeard, voiced by Thomas Lennon, to find a magical key. Waldo and Wenda will soon have to go on an adventure around the world in search of the key all the while avoiding anti-wanderer Odlulu, voiced by Eva Carlton.
Lost Speedways with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Looking at the history of racing, “Lost Speedways with Dale Earnhardt Jr.” drifts its way into mixing sports and history.
Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. produces and stars in this series where he goes to abandoned speedways to learn the history of racing as a sport and to hear the stories of how it all came to be.
Bringing together both American and British humor, “Intelligence” looks to combine the best of these two very different forms of comedy.
NSA agent Jerry, played by David Schwimmer, is sent over to the United Kingdom to help their government sort out cyber crimes. However, his style begins to impede on the group as he must learn to get along with them and work together to stop crimes.
Taking place in modern day England, “The Capture” presents a crime thriller that hopes to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Former United Kingdom Special Forces soldier Shaun Emery, played by Callum Turner, is accused of the kidnap and murder of his lawyer. Detective Inspector Rachel Carey, played by Holiday Granger, is put on the case but discovers that there may be more to the crime that was is to be believed. All the while, Shaun tries to clear his name and protect his family.