The fracturing of the streaming landscape has pulled another show into a deep, dark fissure that can only be accessed by another digital subscription. NBCU announced today that its new service, Peacock, will launch in April, and it will be the new exclusive home of Parks and Recreation. The show is currently available all over the place: Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime. But come October of next year, you’ll need Peacock if you want to visit all your friends in Pawnee.
As was previously reported by Vulture, “the new service has also locked down deals for a slew of originals with ties to existing NBCU brands, including a reboot of Battlestar Galactica overseen by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), revivals of Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster, a comedy/talk show hosted by Late Night’s Amber Ruffin, a new spinoff from The Real Housewives universe, and a new comedy from The Good Place creator Mike Schur starring The Office’s Ed Helms. There’ll also be dozens of films from the Universal library, new animated shows from DreamWorks Animation, and even reruns of Downton Abbey.” Peacock will also house 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Frasier, and Saturday Night Live, but those titles won’t belong exclusively to the new service.