This news truly is five stars.
Peacock has given out a second-season renewal for its buzzy musical comedy Girls5eva. The series, from executive maker Tina Fey and maker/showrunner Meredith Scardino, is new off of an eye-catching “5YC” sky-writing Emmy marketing stunt that captivated a lot of Los Angeles over the course of the end of the week.
“We are so excited to continue Girls5eva alongside this incredibly talented group of cast and producers,” NBCUniversal television and streaming’s scripted content president Lisa Katz said in a statement. “It was hard to miss the immediate fandom that was born after the launch of this series. This aspirational comeback story is filled with heart and friendship, perfectly blended with catchy-songs and humor, and delivered by an exceptionally versatile cast. We look forward to following this group’s journey as they continue to hit just the right notes.”
The declaration was joined by a video stating, “We’re officially two hit wonders.”
The series, starring Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps and Paula Pell, has procured rave reviews and is already generating awards season buzz for the series and its driving women. The series about a 1990s young lady bunch who gets a second shot at stardom features original music directed by Jeff Richmond with Grammy champ Bareilles likewise contributing the show’s anthem, “Four Stars.”
Girls5eva is produced by Universal Television, Fey’s studio-based Little Stranger banner and 3 Arts. Fey executive produces and had a paramount appearance as Dolly Parton in the satire in the wake of having been the lynchpin behind the show’s stellar casting.
“I have ideas generally of where it could go for the next few seasons — if we’re lucky enough to get those,” Scardino told The Hollywood Reporter podcast, TV’s Top 5, in May after the NBCUniversal-backed streamer debuted all eight episodes of the series. “I like idea of keeping them in the underdog world; I like to write scrappy people trying and failing. I feel like going into season two, they’ll retain that quality that you saw in season one.”
Season one of the series was shot in New York during the pandemic, with Scardino taking note of it was difficult to do concert scenes that necessary additional items. Her expectation, she revealed to TV’s Top 5, was to extend the extent of the show to include fans supporting Girls5eva as the gathering succeeds (or falls flat).
Girls5eva is the latest Peacock original series to score a renewal at the as of late launched streamer. It joins NBC import A.P. Bio and the Saved by the Bell update. As yet watching for news are the Punky Brewster spin-off and Rutherford Falls. Peacock recently dropped USA Network move Brave New World after one season.
Peacock’s roster of originals includes the as of late launched We Are Lady Parts and impending passages Bel-Air, Dr. Passing, Joe Exotic, NBC move Langdon, the MacGruber update, another interpretation of Queer as Folk and a TV adaptation of Vampire Academy, among a few others. The streamer is administered by Frances Berwick and Susan Rovner, who together are answerable for the entirety of NBCUniversal’s entertainment platforms.