Well, NBC has figured out exactly how to get we subscription-leery TV-VCR writers interesting in their new streaming platform: exploiting our well-pronounced passion for MacGruber.
We’ve always said that if ripping throat is gets MacGruber back, we’ll suck as many dicks as—rip as many throats we have to. But it looks like that won’t be necessary. NBCUniversal yesterday revealed its inaugural development slate for their upcoming Peacock service, and among the offerings was the MacGruber series co-writer/director Jorma Taccone pitched nearly a year ago.
Though the 2010 film ended on the high note of a wedding (and pissing on villain Dieter Von Cunth’s corpse), the series will reportedly pick up with MacGruber having spent the last decade in prison. Now released, he gets the old team back together (Kristen Wiig’s Vicki St. Elmo and Ryan Phillipe’s Lt. Dixon Piper) to go after yet another amazingly-named foe from MacGruber’s past: Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth.
No word yet on who’s playing Queeth, but since Ian McShane seems to have had a good time with Taccone on Hot Rod…?