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Peacock to launch first originals on July 15

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock, will offer original drama, comedy, sports, and kid’s content that includes “Brave New World,” “Curious George,” “In Deep with Ryan Lochte,” “Lost Speedways,” “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,” and “Where’s Waldo?”

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Pictured left to right: James Roday as Shawn Spencer, Dule Hill as Gus Guster in “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” (Photo by James Dittinger/Peacock)

On May 14, NBCUniversal announced the original content that will be available to stream on Peacock beginning July 15, the date of the service’s national launch. Premiere dates for future Peacock Originals and exclusive content will be announced later this year.

“Our variety of Peacock Originals at launch demonstrates how we deliver timely and timeless content – no matter the genre or format,” said Bill McGoldrick, president of original content for Peacock. “We’re proud to establish our voice and are excited to build on our strategy to attract a wide audience to Peacock.”

Peacock premium customers will be able to stream all first season episodes of “Brave New World,” as well as “Lost Speedways,” “The Capture,” and “Intelligence.” Also available to premium subscribers will be the sports documentary “In Deep with Ryan Lochte” and the full-length film “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home.”

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Pictured left to right: Joseph Morgan as Cjack 60/57, Alden Ehrenreich as John the Savage (Photo by Steve Schofield/Peacock)

The drama series “Brave New World” is based on Aldous Huxley’s novel of the same name, which imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and even history itself. Harry Lloyd (“Game of Thrones,” “The Theory of Everything”) and Jessica Brown Findlay (“Winter’s Tale,” “Downton Abbey”) star as citizens of New London who embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they’re caught up in a violent rebellion. The series also stars Alden Ehrenreich (“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Hail, Caesar!”).

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Callum Turner as Shaun Emery in “The Capture” (Photo by BBC/Heyday Films/Nick Wall)

The conspiracy thriller “The Capture” examines a troubling world of fake news and the capabilities of the intelligence services. When the conviction of a soldier (played by Callum Turner from “War & Peace” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) is overturned due to flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man. That is until new CCTV footage comes to light and forces him to fight for his freedom again. “The Capture” also stars Holliday Grainger (“Strike,” “Patrick Melrose”) as a detective investigating the case.

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Photo by Sky UK

“Intelligence” is a comedy set in the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters, a geekier and more bureaucratic version of MI5 and MI6 that investigates cybercrime. However, when an arrogant American NSA agent played by David Schwimmer (“American Crime Story,” “Friends,” and “Band of Brothers”) joins the team, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analyst (Nick Mohammed from “The Martian,” “Ted Lasso,” and “Christopher Robin”), which disrupts the team’s ability to combat cyber terrorism.

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Pictured left to right: James Roday as Shawn Spencer, Dule Hill as Gus Guster in “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” (Photo by James Dittinger/Peacock)

The full-length film “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” tells the story of Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, AKA Lassie (played by Timothy Omundson from “This Is Us” and “American Housewife”) who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. Shawn and Gus, played by James Roday (“A Million Little Things,” “Psych”) and Dulé Hill (“Suits,” “Psych”), come to Lassie’s aid and are forced to navigate personal, professional, and possibly even supernatural obstacles.

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Pictured left to right: Caiden Lochte, Ryan Lochte, Kayla Rae Reid, Liv Rae Lochte in “In Deep with Ryan Lochte” (Photo by NBCUniversal)

“In Deep With Ryan Lochte” follows the 12-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer from the scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics that overshadowed his career to his attempt at making Team USA again and prove he’s not the same man he was four years ago.

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Created and hosted by Nascar great Dale Earnhardt Jr., “Lost Speedways” tells the stories of speedways that have been forgotten, abandoned, and overtaken by nature. Racing legends will join as guests throughout the series.

On July 15, Peacock Kids will offer new episodes of “Curious George” plus two original series from DreamWorks Animation: “Cleopatra in Space” and “Where’s Waldo?”

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Pictured left to right: The Man in the Yellow Hat and Curious George (Photo courtesy of Universal 1440 Entertainment/Peacock)

First introduced to the world over 75 years ago, “Curious George” remains one of the most beloved children’s classics of all-time. With a focus on education, the Emmy award-winning series follows the adventures of everyone’s favorite monkey with an insatiable curiosity to encourage children to use their imagination and expand their investigations of the world by incorporating early concepts in math, science, technology, and engineering.

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Pictured: Cleo from “Cleopatra in Space” (Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation/Peacock)

The animated comedic adventure “Cleopatra in Space”​ is based on the award-winning graphic novel series by Mike Maihack and tells the untold story of Cleopatra’s teenage years. Cleo, voiced by Lilimar Hernandez (“Bella and the Bulldogs,” “Knight Squad”), is transported 30,000 years into the future to an Egyptian-themed planet ruled by talking cats where she discovers she is the prophesied savior of the future world. To prepare for her mission, Cleo is sent to an elite academy where she has to figure out how to get herself back home to Egypt, all while tackling the challenges of being a high school teen.

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Pictured left to right: Waldo and Wenda (Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation/Peacock)

In “Where’s Waldo?,” twelve-year-old Waldo voiced by Joshua Rush (“The Lion Guard,” “Andi Mack”) and his best friend voiced by Haley Tju (“Bella and the Bulldogs”) are members of the Worldwide Wanderer Society, an international order of curious travelers that circles the globe celebrating cultures and solving problems through observation. Their mentor, Wizard Whitebeard – voiced by Thomas Lennon (“The State,” “Reno 911: The Odd Couple”) – sends the young adventurers on international missions so they can earn their stripes and become wizard-level wanderers too.

These Peacock Originals are just the newest additions to the Peacock library. The service will also offer current NBC and Telemundo programming, hundreds of blockbuster movies, and iconic comedy and drama series. Plus, subscribers can stream daily highlights from TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, Noticias Telemundo, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, E! News, and Access Hollywood.

To learn more about Peacock, visit PeacockTV.com.

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