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Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin: What We Know So Far

Skylar Astin, Adam Devine, and Utkarsh Ambudkar in Pitch Perfect
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In 2012, Pitch Perfect became a surprise hit, going on to have two sequels. The franchise made acapella groups cool and spun a lot of aca-phases. As of 2021, Pitch Perfect 2 holds the title of the highest opening weekend for a musical. These films not only performed well at the box office, but they have a dedicated fan base ready to pull out their red solo cups when the opportunity arises. Now Pitch Perfect fans will be able to return to the world of competitive a cappella singing once more in a new Peacock TV show starring Adam Devine.

In September 2021, Peacock and Universal Pictures announced plans to create a Pitch Perfect TV show exclusively for Peacock. With some news that has come out over the last year, and plenty of great additions to this already-interesting story idea here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Pitch Perfect TV show - otherwise known as Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

Bumper in Pitch Perfect 2.

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The Pitch Perfect TV Show Will Premiere On November 23, 2022

If you were hoping that this show was going to pop up on the 2022 TV premiere schedule, look no further, as Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin is set to come out on Peacock on November 23, 2022, according to Variety.

Adding on to the already fun-filled Fall schedule, it won’t be long before we get to see this show come onto the streaming platform alongside a varied amount of different releases, including One Of Us Is Lying Season 2, and the anticipated Vampire Academy. 

Adam Devine in Pitch Perfect.

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Adam Devine Will Reprise His Pitch Perfect Character

The biggest news so far is that Adam Devine leads the cast. Devine was part of the original Pitch Perfect cast. He was one of the film’s main villain-esque characters in the first Pitch Perfect movie. He was the leader of the all-male rival a cappella group, The Treblemakers. However, by Pitch Perfect 2, he softened a bit and became the main love interest for Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson). Devine didn’t appear in Pitch Perfect 3. 

In the Pitch Perfect TV Show, Devine reprises his role as Bumper Allen. This time it’s all about Bumper’s rise to semi-stardom. Adam Devine has appeared in a lot of TV shows since Pitch Perfect, including Modern Family and The Righteous Gemstones. He’s also been the lead in a few romantic comedies, like When We First Met and reuniting with Rebel Wilson in Isn’t It Romantic.

These films and TV shows have shown that Adam Devine can remain hilarious while showing a more layered side to his comedy. We’re excited to see how Devine gives Bumper more layers than we got to see in the first two Pitch Perfect movies. 

Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, Flula Borg, who are going to be in the new Pitch Perfect TV series.

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The Series Also Features Names Such As Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil And More 

While Adam Devine is the big name that is featured in Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, considering his character’s name is in the title, there have been plenty of other fun cast members that have been added to the show for fans to enjoy. 

According to Deadline, Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, Lera Abova and Flula Borg are also a part of the main cast of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin. While we haven’t gotten anything new about the recurring cast, already hearing about the main stars is exciting. 

Sarah Hyland is known for her main role on the Modern Family cast, and recently in 2022, Jameela Jamil has a starring role in the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law cast on Disney+. Lera Abova has been in the film Anna, and if you recall, Flula Borg was actually featured in Pitch Perfect 2, and he will be reprising his role as Piëter Krämer. 

Already, the cast members that are included look like they’re going to be great additions. I can’t wait to see what they do next in this fun comedy series. 

Das Sound Machine from Germany in Pitch Perfect 2.

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The Upcoming Peacock Series Is Set In Germany

Considering the TV show is called Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, according to the Variety article from before, it would only make sense that the series would take place in Germany. According to the Pitch Perfect TV Show synopsis, it follows Bumper as he relocates to Germany for his music career. One of his songs became huge in Berlin, so he sees this as an opportunity to become an international star. The Pitch Perfect TV show takes place several years after Pitch Perfect 2. 

The show will likely go into more detail on how Bumper and Amy’s relationship fizzled. We’ll also hopefully get a look at the possible rise and fall of Bumper’s career in the USA. It’s hard to tell exactly where the show will go from there, because there are a lot of different directions it could take Bumper’s fame in Germany. 

The fun Peacock TV show Girls5eva has done a great job with a former famous band trying to revive their career, so I think the streaming service shouldn’t have much of a problem creating something clever, insightful, and fun with Bumper’s fame revival in Germany. 

The Peacock Logo

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The New Show Will Stream On Peacock

As previously stated, the Pitch Perfect TV show is a Peacock exclusive. The NBCUniversal and Comcast streaming service officially launched on July 15, 2020. The service offers two plans: the basic service that is free to everyone and users of Peacock Premium. With Peacock Premium, subscribers pay $4.99 a month to gain exclusive access to a number of movies and original Peacock TV shows. 

The Pitch Perfect TV show may only be available to Peacock Premium subscribers. However, it might be worth paying the extra $5 a month if you’re a die hard Pitch Perfect fan. 

Elizabeth Banks in Pitch Perfect.

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Elizabeth Banks Is An Executive Producer

Elizabeth Banks appeared in all three Pitch Perfect movies and directed the second film. She was also a producer on all three films. Banks has been a major part of the franchise since its inception, so it makes sense for her to continue her relationship with the Pitch Perfect world with the new TV show.

Banks will be an executive producer on the Pitch Perfect TV show along with Max Handelman, Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Adam Devine, and Megan Amram. Pitch Perfect continues Banks' growing relationship with Peacock. In June 2021, she began developing a Red Queen TV show for Peacock. She will produce, direct, and have a supporting role in the potential Peacock Red Queen TV Show. 

Max Handelman, Paul Brooks, and Scott Niemeyer also were all producers on all three of the Pitch Perfect films alongside Banks.

Adam Devine in Pitch Perfect.

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The Pitch Perfect TV Series Has Finished Filming

As of May 2022, we can confirm that Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin has finished filming. According to Adam Devine’s Instagram, via Comicbook, the actor took to his timeline to share a picture of the end of filming, captioning it, “after 3 months in Berlin techno now makes sense.”

Considering the show is coming out in November 2022, it’s not that surprising that the show has finished and is now being worked on in post-production, which makes me all the more excited.  

The cast of Pitch Perfect.

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The Pitch Perfect TV Show Will Appeal To Super Fans 

According to Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content NBCUniversal Television and Streaming division, the new series will have plenty of things that appeal to fans of the original Pitch Perfect movies, including music and the “quirky” sense of humor of the franchise. This likely means that the Pitch Perfect series will still have a lot of aca-jokes in it and clever easter eggs from the original three movies.

Hopefully, we also see some of the original cast make appearances in this Peacock TV show, especially Rebel Wilson and some of the Treblemakers, like Skylar Astin’s Jesse and Ben Platt’s Benji. 

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This Is One Of Several Universal Pictures Films Being Adapted Into Peacock TV Shows

In August 2021, Peacock announced plans to make a Field of Dreams TV show with Michael Schur writing and executive producing the series. The film was a 1989 movie distributed by Universal Pictures starring Kevin Costner. The film, Ted starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and a stuffed bear voiced by Seth MacFarlane is also becoming a Peacock TV show.

The series was announced in June 2021 and will be a prequel TV show. McFarlane is in talks to reprise his voice role as Ted. Ted is another Universal Pictures movie that will be joining the Peacock TV show lineup. 

As someone who loved the first Pitch Perfect, I’m really excited to see how Adam Devine shows Bumper’s evolution and expands the Pitch Perfect world. I also wouldn’t mind if this series leads to more characters getting their own shows. Make sure to stay glued to Cinema Blend to find out when the Pitch Perfect TV show officially streams on Peacock. 

Alexandra Ramos