Thursday, May 14, 2020

Peacock Reveals Premiere Dates for 'Psych 2,' 'Brave New World,' 'The Capture' and 'Intelligence'

NBCUniversal's forthcoming streaming service Peacock has today announced the original programs that will be available at launch this summer.

The service will make its national launch on Wednesday, July 15. The entire first seasons of original drama Brave New World as well as British acquisitions The Capture and Intelligence will be available at launch. Furthermore, the original movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home will also be released on launch day.

Based on the novel by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World follows citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne, who have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John's arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.

The drama stars Alden Ehrenreich, Harry Lloyd, Jessica Brown Findlay, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, Nina Sosanya and Demi Moore.

David Wiener developed the drama. He executive produces with Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and director Owen Harris. Universal Content Productions and Amblin Television produce.

The Capture centers on soldier Shaun Emery, whose conviction for murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence. He returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun's life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again.

The drama stars Callum Turner, Holliday Grainger, Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Ben Miles, Ralph Ineson, Paul Ritter, Lia Williams and Laura Haddock.

Ben Chanan created and directs the drama. He executive produces with David Heyman, Rosie Alison, Ben Irving, Tom Coan and Tom Winchester. Derek Ritchie serves as a producer. NBCUniversal International Studios and Heyday Television produce.

Comedy Intelligence is set in the UK's Government Communications Headquarters, which is a kind of weedier, geekier, more bureaucratic version of MI5 and MI6. When an arrogant, maverick NSA agent Jerry comes over from the US to join the team, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analyst Joseph in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team's ability to combat cyber terrorism.

David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed star.

Mohammed also created the series. He executive produces with Schwimmer, Nerys Evans, Morwenna Gordon and director Matt Lipsey. Tom Hodges serves as a co-executive producer, while Charlie Leech produces. Sky Studios produces.

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home is the second feature to follow on USA's long-running comedic detective show. Santa Barbara police chief Carlton Lassiter finds himself ambushed on the job and left for dead. When he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic, Shawn and Gus return to Santa Barbara and have to navigate the personal, the professional and possibly the supernatural to get to the bottom of things.

The film stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, Joel McHale and Jimmi Simpson.

Steve Franks directed and wrote the film with Roday and Andy Berman. They executive produce with Hill and Chris Henze.