Will Forte’s beloved MacGruber premiered in theaters a decade in the past, and the lengthy journey since then — wherein Forte, Jorma Taccone, and author John Solomon have repeatedly teased the likelihood of a MacGruber tv sequence — has now been value it. On January 16, information broke that NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, had put a MacGruber sequence into improvement, and, immediately, it went and gave the challenge an eight half-hour episode sequence order.
Right here’s the logline for the sequence from the press launch:
After rotting in jail for over a decade, America’s final hero and uber patriot MacGruber (Will Forte) is lastly launched. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his previous—Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With your complete world within the crosshairs, MacGruber should race in opposition to time to defeat the forces of evil – solely to search out that evil… could also be lurking inside.
Forte will govt produce the sequence alongside authentic MacGruber staff members Solomon and the Lonely Island’s Taccone, who can be hooked up as director. (SNL’s Lorne Michaels can be credited as an govt producer.) In keeping with Peacock, the present is slated to premiere someday in 2021 — an announcement made immediately alongside the above teaser video, wherein Forte’s MacGruber slickly seems to the digicam and says, “Spread the word, you friggin’ turds.” And who’re we to not obey a command from the person himself?