NBCUniversal’s Peacock has announced new programming coming to the streaming service, including a John Cena WWE series, a Joe Montana documentary, and three more documentaries.
WWE programming on Peacock is expanding with a new original series, WWE Evil. The show is an entertaining ‘psychological expose’ into the minds of the most diabolical antagonists in WWE history, and their impact on mainstream culture.
WWE Evil was created by John Cena, who will narrate and executive produce.
Peacock also announced the development of a documentary about Joe Montana, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. The multipart series features Montana’s first-hand account of his career from earliest days as a high school All-American, to National Champion at Notre Dame and ultimately becoming a four-time Super Bowl winner and NFL Hall of Fame inductee.
Contemporary celebrities, former teammates, coaches, and mentees also share their perspectives on what made Montana known as “the Comeback Kid” and “Joe Cool” on and off the field.
The series is produced by NFL Films, the most-honored filmmaker in sports.
WWE Evil and the Joe Montana documentary join a growing catalogue of sports entertainment programming currently streaming on Peacock, including original documentaries My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs and In Deep with Ryan Lochte, sports series Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories and More.
Peacock also recently announced additional sports programming to premiere this summer, including Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts and four daily shows on Peacock’s NOW Channel, Tokyo Live, Tokyo Gold, On Her Turf at the Olympics, and Tokyo Tonight.
Also revealed were three more documentaries, including Perfect World: The Gamer Murders. The three-part docuseries is the terrifying, true-life account of a group of friends who find themselves plunged into a real-life techno horror story.
Perfect World: The Gamer Murders explores the bizarre murder mystery where an international group of gamer friends must work together to uncover a killer’s true identity in order to stop him before he kills again. It is produced by Lusid Media and Zak Weisfeld serves as executive producer.
Through the 30 Rock corridors and down the staircase to Studio 8H, Downey Wrote That is a documentary that will explore the sketches, contributions, and enduring influence of Jim Downey, one of the most impactful comedy writers in the history of Saturday Night Live.
The documentary is produced by Network Entertainment in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels serves as executive producer. Erin David, Howard Klein, Osmany Rodriguez, Andy Breckman and Susan Morrison also serve as executive producers. Eddie Michaels serves as producer.
And last but not least, Peacock has ordered the Diamond Princess documentary as well. In early 2020, the Diamond Princess set sail to Southeast Asia; the passengers were looking forward to a dream vacation that quickly mutated into a nightmare of uncertainty and illness as the novel COVID-19 virus overwhelmed the ship.
Even after gaining crucial medical insights from this unique case study, more cruise ships embarked for various destinations around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
The documentary will provide a look into what the experience was like on the ship through eyewitness accounts and cell phone footage from the passengers who lived the nightmare. It is produced by Matte Pictures and Goldcrest Features.