A ‘MacGruber’ TV series has been ordered, ya friggin’ turds

Eight half-hour episodes are on the way

A series based on the classic Saturday Night Live sketch and film MacGruber has officially been ordered at NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock. The 2010 fim’s director, Jorma Taccone, is set to direct all eight of the series’ half-hour episodes.

Peacock made it official with an announcement teaser.

In addition to reprising his role as the titular character, Will Forte will also be writing the series and executive producing with a team that includes Taccone, John Solomon, Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer, and Erin David.

Peacock shared a synopsis of the series when it was first announced as going into development earlier this year:

“In ‘MacGruber,’ after rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber (played by Forte) is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past—Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber, Vicki, and Piper must race against time to defeat the forces of evil, only to find that evil may be lurking within.”

Ok, we’re excited… ya friggin’ turds.

The series is scheduled for a 2021 launch, at this point.

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