The action comedy, which stems from Forte’s recurring MacGyver parody sketch on Saturday Night Live, was part of Peacock’s inaugural development slate. It has received an eight-episode order.
Forte will reprise his role as MacGuber and also write and executive produce. The Peacock series is an adaptation of the 2010 feature film of the same title, which will also feature the original creative team behind the camera. I hear film’s co-stars Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig are finalizing deals to join the series.