NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock has revealed holiday baking competition series Baking It, the drama Irreverent, and home renovation series Backyard Blowout.
Baking It comes from the creators of the successful crafting competition show Making It and executive producer Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions.
Emmy award-winning actor, producer and musician Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actor and producer Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) are getting into the holiday spirit as the hosts of Baking It.
Baking It is a six-episode holiday competition series in which eight teams of two talented home bakers join Maya and Andy’s winter cabin for a celebration of culinary holiday traditions. Contestant duos will include spouses, siblings, best friends and more, who will work together to create outstanding savory and sweet creations for themed challenges with the hopes of winning a cash prize.
Maya and Andy will lead the festivities, also providing comedic commentary on the action. The bakers’ holiday treats will be judged by tough critics – four opinionated real-life grandmothers, who happen to be fantastic bakers themselves!
Baking It will be a heartfelt and joyful celebration of the time of year when people come together to honor their traditions, while also indulging in excessive baked goods.
Coming off the success of Making It, executive producers Amy Poehler and Nicolle Yaron join forces for a holiday treat where they look for the “Best in Dough” contestants.
The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Amy Poehler, Nicolle Yaron, Pip Wells, Kate Arend and Dave Becky serve as executive producers.
Peacock has also announced a straight-to-series, 10-episode order for Irreverent. The drama comes from Matchbox Pictures, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, and will be a co-production between Peacock and Netflix Australia.
Irreverent, created by Paddy Macrae (Wanted), will be set and filmed in Australia. In the series, a criminal from Chicago bungles a heist and is forced to hide out in a small Australian reef town in Far North Queensland posing as the new church Reverend.
The series will be executive produced by Debbie Lee (Hungry Ghosts) and Andrew Knight (Rake). Tom Hoffie (Clickbait) and Paddy Macrae will serve as producers. Macrae, Knight, Andrew Anastasios (Wentworth) and Angela McDonald (Operation Buffalo) will serve as writers.
Filming in Australia has been made possible with the support of the Federal Governments Location Incentive program. Screen Queensland is supporting Irreverent through the Queensland government’s Production Attraction Strategy.
And kids have the vision in the upcoming Peacock Original home renovation series Backyard Blowout, which will drop all 11 episodes on Peacock Thursday, September 16. You can watch the trailer below.
From Departure Films (Get Out of My Room, Rehab Addict, Flip this House), Backyard Blowout is a new renovation series that empowers kids to take charge of the family’s backyard to rebuild it and create an awesome new space for the entire family. They have to balance the fun of their imaginations with the responsibility of their family’s needs.
And what makes this show special is the design is 100% up to the kids. The series will provide kids the perfect opportunity to create the seemingly impossible through a backyard makeover their parents have only dreamt about – from multi-level treehouses to zip lines, outdoor kitchens to saunas and yes, even a colorful resort for the family chicken.
Backyard Blowout will be hosted by Jonathan Kidder (Waffles & Mochi) and outdoor design expert Sana Garner. Max Weissman, Matt Levine, Tim Robbins and Emmy-Award winner Sue Seide serve as executive producers.