Much to the disappointment of fans, Peacock has just announced that it’s canceling season 2 of Pitch Perfect‘s spinoff TV show. The sad decision comes as Peacock follows suit of other streaming services in a cancelation trend amidst the ongoing and powerful double strike.
‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’: Everything We Know
The decision comes amid Hollywood’s ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which means it is yet another series to be canceled during the labor stoppage. The renewal was initially announced in January, following the premiere of the show’s first six-episode season on November 23, 2022 and according to NBCU, was the streamers top comedy show to date.
Pitch Perfect actor Adam Devine reprised his role as Bumper Allen, the major antagonist of the previous film and the head of Barden’s all-male a cappella club, in Bumper in Berlin. Bumper appeared as a minor character in the 2015 sequel. The Peacock series followed Bumper as he sought to resurrect his music career in Germany when the song became a smash in the Western European country.
Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil also appeared in the Universal TV series. Megan Amram of The Good Place was the showrunner and executive producer, with Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Devine, and others.
What are some updates on the double strike?
Over the last week, the WGA and the AMPTP have returned to the bargaining table, raising hopes that a fair settlement will be reached and the labor conflict may be resolved. Now in its fifth month, the work stoppage is closing in on the guild’s previous record for its longest strike in history, which lasted 154 days in 1988.