British actor and model Jameela Jamil will join actors Sarah Hyland and Lera Abova to star in the new Pitch Perfect television series. The show has been picked by the network Peacock.
The series was first announced in September as a spin-off to the successful musical franchise of the same name. It features actors Adam Devine and Flula Borg who will be reprising their roles as Bumper Allen and Piëter Krämer from the original film series.
According to a report by Variety, the Pitch Perfect series is set several years after the events of the films and it follows Bumper’s musical career in Germany. After one of his songs becomes popular in Berlin, he decides to move there as a way to revive his career and makes Piëter his assistant.
The upcoming series serves as a reunion of sorts as several cast members have collaborated with each other in the past. Actor Sarah Hyland worked with Adam Devine when she was starring as Haley Dunphy in the hit sitcom Modern Family. Here, Hyland will play Bumper and Piëter’s assistant Heidi, who secretly wishes to become a singer and songwriter. She spends her nights moonlighting as a cabaret singer in Berlin.
Jameela Jamil will portray the character Gisela who has been modelled as Bumper’s main rival. Actor Lera Abova has been cast as Piëter’s sister who is a famous nightclub DJ and music producer.
The filming for the series is set to begin soon.
The television show will be written by Megan Amram, who also serves as its showrunner and executive producer. She previously worked on the sitcom The Good Place. Apart from Amram, the series will be executively produced by Adam Devine, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Paul Brooks, and Scott Neimeyer.
Since the Pitch Perfect movies were produced by Universal Pictures, the upcoming show will be handled by Universal Television, the production company’s television side.
The makers are yet to announce a release date for the series.