Three new movies produced by Universal Pictures will head straight to Peacock when they debut in 2023.
The new films–Shooting Stars, Praise This and The Killer–will join Peacock’s catalog as the service continues to expand with a range of movies.
“We know people join Peacock to watch movies, so we are constantly adding more to serve fans,” Kelly Campbell, president of Peacock and direct-to-consumer and international at NBCUniversal, said in a statement. “Together with the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, we are excited to deliver fresh, exclusive, original films next year to our customers in addition to the legendary Universal Pictures blockbuster films and beloved franchises streaming now.”
Shooting Stars, produced by LeBron James, follows his origin story as a high school basketball player. In Praise This, Chloe Bailey plays the newest member of a community’s church choir, who pushes her members in a hipper musical direction and whose association with an irreverent hip-hop star might either launch or destroy her own musical career. The Killer is a remake of John Woo’s 1989 crime drama of the same name, with Woo returning to direct this new take on the story.
Peacock is purchasing the films from Universal Pictures as part of a $3 billion content spending plan that will increase to $5 billion in the coming few years, according to the The New York Times.