Peacock’s Pitch Perfect Series Adds Jameela Jamil

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Peacock has announced the addition of three new series regulars, who will be joining Adam Devine and Flula Borg in the upcoming TV spin-off of the popular Pitch Perfect film franchise. Production is expected to begin soon in Berlin, Germany.

This includes The Good Place vet Jameela Jamil, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, and Lera Abova (Anna), who have been cast for the respective roles of Gisela, Heidi, and DJ Das Boot. Their full character descriptions are listed below:

  • Jamil’s Gisela – described as a bombastic and flashy up-and-coming German pop star, she is Piëter’s ex-girlfriend and Bumper’s main rival at the German Unity Day concert. She will stop at nothing to beat him to stardom.
  • Hyland’s Heidi – Piëter and Bumper’s cheery and slightly odd American assistant. While working on Bumper’s team by day, she secretly harbors dreams of being a singer-songwriter herself and moonlights by performing original songs in a Berlin cabaret.
  • Abova will be playing Piëter’s sister, who’s a prominent Berlin DJ and music producer. She performs in clubs all over the city as DJ Das Boot. She is as cool as Berlin in December (4.1°C).

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The Pitch Perfect series will be led by Adam Devine as he reprises his role as Bumper, the former leader of The Treblemakers. His character appeared in the first two Pitch Perfect films. He will be joined by Pitch Perfect 2 star Flula Borg who will return as Pieter, the co-leader of the German powerhouse singing group Das Sound Machine.

“In the series, several years after we last saw him in Pitch Perfect, Adam Devine’s Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin,” reads the logline. “After his a cappella TikTok goes viral in Berlin, Bumper moves to Germany to pursue his dreams of becoming an international pop star. He sets his sights on the national German Unity Day concert, and vows to work as hard as he can to transition from a cappella amateur into a bona fide superstar.

“There, he will meet Piëter Krämer, who has transitioned from German a cappella star to a discredited German music manager. He signs Bumper as his only client and brings him to Berlin to pursue his dreams.”

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The series is written and executive produced by showrunner Megan Amram. Executive producers are Devin, Brownstone Productions’ Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, and Gold Circle Films’ Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer.

It is produced by Universal Television, with Todd Strauss-Schulson, Richie Keen, and Maureen Bharoocha serving as directors.

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