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Bumper in Berlin’ Canceled by Peacock Amid Strikes – The Hollywood Reporter



Peacock has reversed course and canceled the second season of its Pitch Good TV spinoff Bumper in Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The renewal was first introduced again in January, after the present’s first six-episode season debuted Nov. 23, 2022. On the time of the renewal, NBCU mentioned Bumper in Berlin was the streamer’s prime comedy collection up to now, however has not launched any viewing information.

The cancellation comes amid Hollywood’s twin WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, and marks yet one more collection, alongside the canceled second seasons of Prime Video’s The Peripheral and A League of Their Personal, to have the plug pulled in the course of the work stoppage. On the time, A League of Their Personal co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson criticized Prime Video’s choice, writing that “to blame this cancellation on the strike is bullshit and cowardly.”

When the WGA strike started on Could 2, the comedy had not began preproduction on season two, sources inform THR, falling behind its deliberate timeline. Peacock and Prime video’s renewal reversals comply with comparable choices made by networks and platforms in the course of the pandemic.

The WGA and the AMPTP have returned to the negotiating desk during the last week, spurring hope {that a} truthful deal could be made and opening the door to resolve the labor dispute. Now in its fifth month, the work stoppage is approaching the guild’s earlier report for its longest strike in historical past, which came about in 1988 and lasted 154 days.

Bumper in Berlin starred Pitch Good star Adam Devine in a reprisal of his movie position as Bumper Allen, the principle antagonist of the primary movie, the chief of Barden’s all-male a cappella group. Bumper grew to become a supporting character within the movie’s 2015 sequel. The Peacock collection adopted Bumper as he tried to revive his music profession in Germany after it turns into successful within the Western European nation.

The Common TV collection additionally starred Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova and Jameela Jamil. The Good Place‘s Megan Amram was showrunner and served as govt producer alongside Pitch Good 2 director Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Devine and extra.

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