Battlestar Galactica returns on NBC's new streaming service in April 2020

NBC streaming service Peacock to launch in April with The Office, reboots, movies

Battlestar Galactica reboot coming to Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service

Peacock, which will debut in April with 15,000 hours of content, will be home to reruns of such favorites as The Office, Cheers, Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond and Parks and Rec, as well as reboots of Battlestar Galactica, Punky Brewster and Saved By the Bell. Moore has given his blessing to Esmail taking on the franchise. The biggest stars from the series, like Steve Carell, would in all likelihood not appear in such a reboot, with Carell (who played the office's regional manager Michael Scott for several seasons) having already expressed skepticism about a reboot or revival of some kind in public remarks and interviews.

No release date for the Battlestar Galactica reboot has been announced yet.

So it's been more than 10 years now since the show went off the air. Syfy opted not to pick up the prequel for an ongoing series, instead airing the pilot as a TV movie.

It will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and other Hollywood studios. As of the end of 2018 Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games series, See) was attached to direct, with Jay Basu rewriting a script from Westworld's Lisa Joy.

Details are scant at present; we only know that Esmail's take on the BSG mythology will be inspired directly by Moore's 21st-century reboot and not Glen A. Larson's 1978 original. And not only will the service include "The Office", but there could be a reboot of the hit sitcom in the future.

Peacock will have both ad-supported and subscription tiers.

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Bringing back a beloved comedy just in time for the launch of a potentially landscape-altering streaming service is, broadly speaking, a good thing for NBCUniversal. This project will tell the story of the eponymous L.A. billboard icon whose identity was, for ages, shrouded in mystery.

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