“Pitch Perfect” Series Coming to Peacock, Megan Amram Serving as Showrunner
Megan Amram has exited “The Good Place” and is entering the world of a cappella. The five-time Emmy-nominated “Good Place” and “Parks and Recreation” alumna is serving as showrunner on a comedy series based on the “Pitch Perfect” franchise. Hailing from exec producer Elizabeth Banks, who co-starred in the trilogy and directed its second installment, the project received a straight-to-series order from Peacock. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news.
“Unlike the movies, which followed an all-female a cappella group, the TV series will pick up several years after [Adam] Devine’s last appearance in ‘Pitch Perfect’ and see Bumper moving to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin,” the source details.
Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television, which is producing the new “Pitch Perfect” series, praised Amran’s “clever adaptation” of the films and said the show is “sure to have audiences laughing out loud and tapping their feet.”
Amran’s other writing credits include “The Simpsons” and “An Emmy for Megan.” She also starred in the latter.
Asked what advice she’d give to young women writers, Amran told Business Insider, “Support other women! We are taught to be competitive with other women, to vie with them for the ‘girl spot’ in a group or job. Anything that helps an individual woman is good for all of us! Love and support your friends!”