According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peacock has failed in its attempt to turn Field of Dreams into a television series.
According to a source with information, the Mike Schur drama that is based on the 1989 Kevin Costner-starring baseball-themed movie was picked up straight to series in August 2021 but won’t stream on the platform.
Talks with potential buyers are currently taking place at Universal Television, where Schur’s Fremulon shingle retains an overall deal.
Along with Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Rutherford Falls, Schur is the creator of NBC’s The Good Place. He has worked as an executive producer on several projects, including Freevee’s upcoming Primo and the Emmy-winning Hacks on HBO Max.
Previously, THR stated that the series was scheduled to film entirely in Iowa, the state where the movie was set, but not at the exact locations.
Schur was supposed to pen the script for the show and serve as executive producer alongside Lawrence Gordon (who made the movie), David Miner, and Morgan Sackett.
In the original movie, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, Kevin Costner played a farmer who built a baseball diamond in a cornfield to try and contact the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other members of the famed Chicago Black Sox.
The movie, which received three Oscar nominations, including best picture, included co-stars Amy Madigan, Ray Liotta, and James Earl Jones.