With these iconic shows possibly getting their very own NBC Peacock reboot, the streaming battle between Netflix and Peacock continues.
We can agree that Netflix is leading the streaming world right now. The platform has some of the greatest original content we’ve seen in recent times. It also has an impressive pool of shows and movies for its subscribers to choose from. But the rise of NBCUniversal’s Peacock might give Netflix more competition than the platform might be prepared for.
- The Office and Parks and Rec to get their very own NBC Peacock Reboot?
- Law and Order and 30 Rock should get a reboot
- How NBC Peacock can beat Netflix
Through the last few years, we have seen Netflix reboot and revive several iconic shows that appeal to the mass. From Gilmore Girls to The Baby-Sitters Club and even Fuller House, viewers have been appreciating Netflix’s efforts. They’re picking up most iconic shows from the 90s and early 2000s, just adding to their incredibly large fanbase.
Netflix even made The Office and Parks and Rec available to its subscribers for years, much before NBC’s Peacock arrived. As you might’ve heard, Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming division and the home platform for all NBC shows. Netflix might be a big name now, but Peacock’s future reboot plans are nothing short of exciting.
Let’s see which shows are getting an NBC Peacock reboot and what they can reboot to beat Netflix.
The Office and Parks and Rec to get their own reboot?
Peacock has promised its subscribers over 15,000 hours of exciting content. It is stacked with most NBC originals, including Everybody Loves Raymond, Cheers, Frasier, 30 Rock, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Come January, the platform will add The Office to its service, as the series permanently leaves Netflix.
Peacock will stream The Office for five years — until 2026. Parks and Recreation too is available to stream on Netflix, but only until October 2020. It will then exclusively move to Peacock, who acquired the rights to stream the series. Rebooting the shows would be a great way to support them, and get fans excited about subscribing to the service.
If Peacock wants to beat Netflix, we really hope they’re thinking more about rebooting these shows to appease old fans. Seeing their favourite Pawnee residents and old Dunder-Mifflin employees again would bring back so many memories. After all, we dig reruns.
Law and Order and 30 Rock should get reboots
If we asked you to name two iconic NBC shows, we bet you’d name Law and Order and 30 Rock. Both NBC originals ended years ago and throughout this time, fans have been waiting to hear more from the creators.
There’s no official list of all the shows that Peacock is planning reboots for. So, it won’t be entirely wrong to presume that the platform is likely to reboot the popular ones. 30 Rock creator Tina Feyeven teased a revival for her show in an interview with Jimmy Fallon.
Fey confirmed that Hollywood’s reboot trend inspired her and co-showrunner Robert Carlock to discuss the possibility of revisiting the show. She did, however, mention that fans shouldn’t expect “a straight reboot because that would be too easy.” Reboot, spin-off or sequel, we’re up for anything as long as we get to see Fey in action again.
But the creator of Law and Order isn’t as thrilled about revisiting the series. Dick Wolf had originally intended to evolve the show with a new limited-series run, but soon cancelled it. IndieWire reported the cancellation as Wolf explained, “It didn’t go any place because frankly, everybody’s plate was pretty full.”
We wouldn’t rule out all possibilities yet because the television reboot frenzy is still quite the trend.
How NBC Peacock can look to beat Netflix
Recently, TVLine reported that some NBC Peacock reboot plans were finally in order. The critically acclaimed space saga Battlestar Galactica will be one of the many shows getting a reboot. Sam Esmail, the creator of the Rami Malek-starrer, Mr. Robot, will be the driving force of the series. The show is supposedly set to be a sequel to the 2004 original, but will not continue its original events.
But that’s not all! Psych, the James Roday and Dule Hill starrer, will be rebooted with the actors returning as Shawn and Gus. A Saved By The Bell revival is also in the works. Fans will finally see Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley reprise their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano.
We’re not sure if The Office and Parks and Rec will get their much-awaited NBC Peacock reboot. The streaming platform is just establishing itself right now, but there’s already so much original content to look forward to.
Which NBC Peacock reboot are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.