‘MacGruber’ Peacock Series Teaser: Will Forte’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Character Returns… From Prison?

by Jeremy Spirogis

Will Forte performed MacGruber in a sequence of Saturday Night Live sketches spoofing MacGyver. He was not a great motion hero because the bomb stored going off in each sketch. He acquired his personal film in 2010 spoofing huge motion heroes like Rambo. The mulleted motion hero will return in a Peacock streaming sequence, and Peacock revealed the primary particulars on Aug. 10.

[Spoiler Alert: This article incorporates spoilers for the MacGruber film.]

Will Forte as MacGruber | Getty Images

Peacock shared a press launch with the Television Critics Association on Aug. 10. In it had been some main particulars in regards to the MacGruber sequence, coming in 2021. They additionally confirmed a teaser which primarily featured clips from the 2010 film, however Forte dressed up in his vest and mullet in a single new shot.

Four extra hours of ‘MacGruber’ goodness

Unfortunately, the 2010 MacGruber film was not successful. They must be making MacGruber 3 or 4 by now, however alas, it took 10 years to carry MacGruber again in streaming type. Peacock will produce eight half hour episodes.

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MacGruber at SXSW | Scott Kowalchyk/Patrick McMullan through Getty Images

“Spread the word, you freaking turds,” MacGruber says in a teaser Peacock confirmed the TCA. We are! 

Where we final left MacGruber

In 2010, MacGruber defeated Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) and overcame the loss of life of his spouse Casey (Maya Rudolph), by having intercourse along with her ghost within the cemetery. The teaser begins with a pseudo-serious preamble. As the character himself would say, “Classic MacGruber.”

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Will Forte | Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

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“In the beginning, God said let there be light and there was light,” the narrator says. “Over the next six days, God created the Earth and sea, the sun, moon and stars, animals and humankind. On the seventh day, God rested. And on the eighth day, God woke up, refreshed from his nap and made what most agree is his finest creation yet.”

The Peacock sequence will decide up 10 years later

It seems to be like issues haven’t gone so effectively for MacGruber. Even in success, he acquired his entire workforce hilariously killed and endangered his companions Vicki (Kristen Wiig) and Piper (Ryan Phillippe). Here’s the synopsis Peacock supplied for his or her MacGruber sequence. 

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“After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber (Will Forte) is finally released,” the press launch learn. “His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past—Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must race against time to defeat the forces of evil — only to find that evil… may be lurking within.”

Glad to see the sequence is continuous the custom of a villain who’s identify seems like a naughty phrase! 

The ‘MacGruber’ gang’s all right here

In addition to taking part in the title character, Forte writes and government produces. John Solomon and Jorma Taccone additionally write and produce. Taccone directs too. SNL’s Lorne Michales, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David additionally produce.

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L-R: Will Forte as MacGruber confronts Ryan Phillippe | Dana Edelson/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

Sadly, Wiig and Phillippe usually are not on the press launch. They are seemingly busy in their very own proper, and it wouldn’t be unreasonable for Vicki and Piper to get the hell away from MacGruber. 

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