Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Peacock’s Pitch Perfect Series Rounds Out Cast With Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, And Jameela Jamil

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Peacock announced today that the final pieces of their upcoming Pitch Perfect series have signed on as series regulars. Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil join the already announced Adam Devine and Flula Borg in the streaming spinoff of the successful Pitch Perfect movie franchise. Original Producers Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Paul Brooks, and Scott Neimeyer all will produce alongside star Adam Devine and showrunner Megan Amram (The Good Place, The Simpsons).

Adam Devine as Bumper Allen in Pitch Perfect
Adam Devine’s “villain we love to hate” Bumper Allen leads the show

Over three films, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, which was inspired by the Mickey Rapkin book of the same name, collectively grossed nearly $600 million at the worldwide box office and inspired a generation with its celebration of unapologetic women, irresistible music and outrageous humor.  In the new series for Peacock, several years after we last saw him in Pitch Perfect, Adam Devine’s Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin.  

Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, The Wedding Year) will play Heidi, Piëter and Bumper’s cheery and slightly odd American assistant. While working on Bumper’s team by day, she secretly harbors dreams of being a singer-songwriter herself, and moonlights by performing original songs in a Berlin cabaret. 

Lera Abova (Anna) will play Piëter’s sister and a prominent Berlin DJ and music producer. She performs in clubs all over the city as DJ Das Boot. She is as cool as Berlin in December (4.1°C). Abova made her acting debut in Luc Besson’s thriller Anna, opposite Sasha Luss, Cillian Murphy and Helen Mirren. Abova’s fashion modeling career includes campaigns for Hugo Boss, Joseph, Acne, and Sportmax, and she has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines worldwide. Born in a small Siberian village, Abova moved to Berlin at an early age, and was discovered by the top modeling agency in Germany.

Photo Credit: Paradigm

Jameela Jamil (The Good Place, She Hulk) will play Gisela, a bombastic and flashy up-and-coming German pop star, Gisela is Piëter’s ex-girlfriend and Bumper’s main rival the German Unity Day concert. She will stop at nothing to beat him to stardom. 

Press handout Jameela Jamil Credit is Sela Shiloni.

Shooting for the new show is set to begin soon in Berlin, Germany.

Images via Peacock

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  • Dan Arndt

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