Peacock today announced a straight-to-series order for Field of Dreams from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
The series will be executive produced by Michael Schur (Fremulon), Lawrence Gordon (The Gordon Company), David Miner and Morgan Sackett. Schur will also write the series.
The series order comes just days after the MLB at Field of Dreams game aired on FOX. The regular season Major League Baseball game was played on August 12, 2021.
The game was played at Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. The 9-8 White Sox win was the most-watched regular season baseball game in 16 years with over 5.9 million viewers across FOX and FOX Deportes.
Based on Universal Pictures’ Academy Award-nominated film Field of Dreams, the series will reimagine the mixture of family, baseball, Iowa and magic that makes the movie so enduring and beloved.
“Through the years, ‘Field of Dreams’ has remained a fan favorite, maintaining its rightful position in the zeitgeist,” said Lisa Katz, President, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “It’s whimsical and grounded, a space where Mike Schur excels, and we’re looking forward to bringing a new version of this classic to Peacock.”
“’Field of Dreams’ is an iconic Universal Film title from venerable producers Lawrence and Charles Gordon, that we could only have entrusted to Mike Schur,” said Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television.
“His talent, his love for baseball and his reverence for its themes make him the perfect choice to revisit this beloved film that evokes nostalgia and visceral emotion in so many of its fans.”
Field of Dreams marks another project that Peacock has with Schur, following the critically-acclaimed comedy Rutherford Falls, also from Sierra Teller Ornelas and Ed Helms that was recently picked up for a second season.
Universal Pictures’ Academy Award-nominated film Field of Dreams is streaming now on Peacock.
This is the latest collaboration between NBCUniversal’s television and film studios, with the most recent being a series adaptation of Universal Picture’s hit comedy Ted announced earlier this year.
The live-action series, from executive producer Seth MacFarlane, is also set for Peacock.
Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States. The studio currently produces more than 50 primetime comedies and dramas as well as late-night programs for a variety of network, cable and digital platforms.
Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include Never Have I Ever, Girls5eva, Rutherford Falls, Kenan, Hacks, Schmigadoon!, Mr. Mayor, Young Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saved by the Bell, New Amsterdam, Master of None, Russian Doll, The Equalizer and Dick Wolf’s enormously successful Law & Order, Chicago and FBI-branded series.