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‘Field of Dreams’ Series Adaptation From Michael Schur Ordered at Peacock

August 17th, 2021 | by vBollywood Author
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‘Field of Dreams’ Series Adaptation From Michael Schur Ordered at Peacock
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The all new representation on the popular baseball film comes from Michael Schur, who is all set to join in as a writer and executive producer under his Fremulon banner. Lawrence Gordon of The Gordon Company is also going to be executive producer along with David Miner of 3 Arts and Morgan Sackett. Universal Television, where Fremulon is under an overall deal is going to produce. The Gordon Company has produced the original movie.

“Through the years, ‘Field of Dreams’ has remained a fan favorite, maintaining its rightful position in the zeitgeist,” said Lisa Katz, president of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “It’s whimsical and grounded, a space where Mike Schur excels, and we’re looking forward to bringing a new version of this classic to Peacock.”

A combination of family connection, baseball, Iowa and magic makes the movie so enduring and beloved.

The movie was based on W. P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel “Shoeless Joe.” Released in 1989, it starred Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who receives instructions from a mysterious voice to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field, which draws the ghosts of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and other famous players. The movie also starred Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, and Amy Madigan. It is widely regarded as an American classic and one of the best baseball films ever made. It was nominated for best picture, best adapted screenplay, and best score at the Academy Awards.

“’Field of Dreams’ is an iconic Universal Film title from venerable producers Lawrence and Charles Gordon, that we could only have entrusted to Mike Schur,” said Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television.

The series will be presented less than a week after Major League Baseball staged a game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox at the real Field of Dreams in Dyersville, IA, where the movie was shot. The game, which witnesses the White Sox win 9-8, was seen by 5.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched regular season MLB game in 16 years.

“Field of Dreams” marks the second Peacock series that Schur has created or co-created, with the first being “Rutherford Falls.” That show, which Schur co-created with Ed Helms and showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas, was recently renewed for a second season. Schur is also known for shows like the broadcast comedy hits “The Good Place,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

He is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.

“Field of Dreams” is presented by Amazon to release a series version of “A League of Their Own,” while a series version of “The Sandlot” is in the works at Disney Plus.

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