Universal Pictures will produce new projects from LeBron James, John Woo and Will Packer as part of Peacock’s expansion goals. Peacock’s big plan includes producing a handful of original films. When asked about the company’s future plans, Peacock president Kelly Campbell stated that the company views itself as a destination for moviegoers looking for certain titles.
We know that people come to Peacock to watch movies, so we are continually introducing more movies to serve fans,’ added Campbell. This partnership with Universal Filmed Entertainment means that our customers will soon have the option of watching brand-new, original films as well as classics from Universal Pictures and other popular franchises, which are already available to watch on demand.
LeBron James’ “origin tale” Shooting Stars will be the first Peacock original film to be released on the platform. The film will be produced by James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company. Praise This, starring Chloe Bailey as the “newest member of a community’s church choir who pushes her members in a hipper musical direction,” has also been greenlit by Peacock. Peacock has also greenlit a reworking of John Woo’s The Killer. There are presently no further details about The Killer, although the film, Praise This, and Shooting Stars are all scheduled to premiere in 2023.