MacGruber TV series gets December release date, first trailer

What’s the opposite of a top floor left in your toilet tank? How about the surprise launch of a MacGruber sequel series in December? Probably?

Peacock revealed on Monday that next month will see the long-awaited return of Will Forte’s MacGruber, last seen in the 2010 cult comedy of the same name. The eight-episode series, which finds Forte’s film co-stars Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe as Vicki St. Elmo and Dixon Piper, will launch in one fell swoop on Thursday, December 16. Photos and a teaser video for MacGruber, who is now in prison.

The settings for the MacGruber The series is appropriately extreme: After killing his arch nemesis Dieter Von Cunth (played by Val Kilmer) at his wedding to Vicki, MacGruber was imprisoned for what a jury decided was a senseless act of violence. A military history riddled with throat tears, considered by some to be “untraditional,” certainly did not help his case. But 10 years later, the United States asks MacGruber to remove a villain from its past: Brigade Commander Enos Queeth (Billy Zane). Freedom in hand, the vest-wearing agent reassembles his team to save the world once more. Sam Elliot and Laurence Fishburne join the madness as new characters Perry and General Barrett Fasoose, respectively.

Plans for a feature film MacGruber 2 it was leaked for years after the original movie was released, with rumors that Netflix could be an obvious home. The first movie wasn’t exactly a hit, grossing $ 9.3 million, but the Saturday night live The character maintained a cult following as people discovered the strange action movie / Michael Bay parody over the years. Yes, 2021 MacGruber It only exists because NBCUniveral needs my IP for its fledgling Peacock, but it’s also a win for all the weirdos.

Behind the camera, Forte serves as MacGruber co-showrunner, writer and executive producer as well as being the guy to put celery up his butt. John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, the Lonely Island vet who directed the first film, join their leading man in the showrunning as they also direct all eight episodes. Check out the new stills from the show below, and get ready for a murmuring holiday season from KFBR392!

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