Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service

  • FILE - Will Forte arrives at the premiere of "Good Boys" in Los Angeles on Aug. 14, 2019. 'œMacGruber,' a parody skit on 'œSaturday Night Live' that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen. The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday that Forte will once again play the mullet-haired hero for a new half-hour series. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - Will Forte arrives at the premiere of "Good Boys" in Los Angeles on Aug. 14, 2019. 'œMacGruber,' a parody skit on 'œSaturday Night Live' that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen. The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday that Forte will once again play the mullet-haired hero for a new half-hour series. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/10/2020 1:35 PM

NEW YORK -- 'œMacGruber,' a parody skit on 'œSaturday Night Live' that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen.

The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday that Will Forte will once again play the mullet-haired hero for a new half-hour series.

 

Peacock said the series will follow MacGruber after rotting in prison for a decade as he hunts down a mysterious villain from his past.

The 'œMacGyver' parody series will use the 2010 film adaptation as a jumping off point. That portrayed MacGruber as a soldier of fortune who is supposedly a whiz at defusing bombs. The film also starred Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe and Val Kilmer.

The film 'œMacGruber' helped Forte transition from 'œSaturday Night Live.' While a box-office disappointment, earning just $8.5 million, the absurdist comedy has its cult adherents.

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