We’ve been waiting for this! The thing is, anything involving the Pitch Perfect franchise is something that we can get behind – because we LOVE it. We have to admit that we may have gotten Peacock just for the new series, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin.
Yes, that’s how much we love the franchise. Pitch Perfect has been such a big part of our lives and will continue to be just that.
“To think this journey began over 15 years ago – from the discovery of Mickey Rapkin’s book, to three incredible films, and now a television series. We could never have imagined the life that this story would take on. It was really important to us that Bumper in Berlin be recognizable to the fans, for its irreverent comedy and phenomenal music, but also entirely distinct from what you’ve seen before. We wanted to honor The Barden Bellas and the Pitch Perfect world, while expanding into a fresh and brilliantly weird character journey. This story is about second chances, friendship, and the idea that your dreams can come true in unexpected ways – anywhere in the world, at any point in your life. When we brought Megan Amram on board, it was clear she shared that vision and brought the whole Berliner world and characters to life in a way that only Megan could.” Elizabeth Banks said.
She continued, “I have so much love for this cast – they are just the most talented and hilarious group of people. It’s been so fun watching Adam Devine grow as an actor and artist, from his first Pitch Perfect audition over ten years ago. And it’s been an absolute joy seeing Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, Lera Abova and the fully-fleshed Berliner Flula Borg bringing their own brilliance and outstanding performances. We also worked with incredible musicians and artists to write songs that really speak to each character. It’s just been an amazing journey and we’re so excited for the world to see this story continue to unfold.”
Adam Devine returns as Bumper for the series. He will be joined by his Modern Family costar, Sarah Hyland in the upcoming series. Also in the cast are Flula Borg, Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil.
In the series, “Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs gets big in Berlin.”
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the first film, which premiered in theaters October 5, 2012, Bumper (Adam Devine) is back and about to go viral in Berlin with his epic mashup of “Take On Me X 99 Luftballoons.”
“I am deeply excited to share with you the first season of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin. This show is a spin-off series from the Pitch Perfect movie franchise, and it has been so fun playing in the Pitch Perfect sandbox. I have been honored to have been brought into the Pitch Perfect fold by Elizabeth Banks. Like many of you, I saw the movies in the theaters a decade ago and laughed my butt off. My toes have still never recovered from how hard I tapped them.” Showrunner Megan Amram said in a statement.
She continued, “With Bumper in Berlin, the other producers and I decided we wanted to expand the world of Pitch Perfect into something recognizable yet unique. We wanted to keep what made the movies special but create a new world that felt completely original. To take the elements of the movies we know and love — the humor, the camaraderie, and the music — and make it something sweet and absurd. Two beloved characters from the movies are joined by a whole new cast of characters who hopefully inject a freshness and absurdity to the franchise the world already adores.”
Have you ever seen anything so perfect for Bumper? Us either. If anything we’re more excited for the series.
The all new series, Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin, will premiere on November 23.