The last time we saw the vibrantly musical world of Pitch Perfect was back in the Winter of 2017 with the release of the third entry, which was met with a mixed response from both critics and long-time fans alike.
However, the first two are beloved by the fans and it was clear to many after watching the third outing that there could be more stories told within this universe. If you were one of the fans hoping for more, you’re in luck.
According to Variety, a Pitch Perfect spin-off series has officially been ordered by NBC’s streaming service Peacock. However, instead of following the series staple group – the Barden Bellas – the show will see actor Adam DeVine reprise his role as Bumper Allen.
The show is set to follow Allen who travels to Germany after desperately trying to revitalize his music career when one of his songs gets immensely popular in the United Kingdom.
Bumper was the main antagonist of the first film and the leader of the all-male a cappella group The Treblemakers. He returned in the second film as a supporting character and the love interest of Rebel Wilson’s character, Fat Amy. He worked as a backup singer for John Mayer before returning to his alma mater, Barden University, as a security guard.
At this stage, it is too early to tell whether or not we will see cameo appearances from some of the Barden Bellas such as Anna Kendrick‘s Becca Mitchell or Hailee Steinfeld‘s Emily Junk. Aside from DeVine, no other cast members have been announced yet.
The upcoming series will be written by Megan Amram, who will additionally serve as executive producer and showrunner. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions will also executive produce along with Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer of Gold Circle Films. Devine will executive produce in addition to starring.
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