A TV series based on the 1989 Oscar-nominated movie Field of Dreams is heading to Peacock.
The NBCUniversal-owned streaming service announced on Monday that it has given a straight-to-series order to the Field of Dreams TV series, which hails from The Good Place creator Michael Schur, film’s producer Lawrence Gordon, and Universal TV.
Written by Schur, the Field of Dreams TV series will reimagine the mixture of family, baseball, Iowa, and magic that make the movie one of the greatest sports fantasy-drama of all time. Aside from writing the series, Schur will also exec produce the project via his production company Fremulon, along with Gordon for The Gordon Company, David Miner, and former The Good Place executive producer Morgan Sackett.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
The straight-to-series order comes after the Phil Alden Robinson-directed film has gained renewed popularity following baseball’s Field of Dreams game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox last week. Aired in primetime on Fox, the game was the most-watched regular-season Major League Baseball telecast on any network since 2005 and Fox’s most-streamed regular-season game in its history.
Based on W. P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel Shoeless Joe, the Field of Dreams movie stars Kevin Costner as a farmer who builds a baseball field in his cornfield that attracts the ghosts of baseball legends, including Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and the Chicago Black Sox. Also starring Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, and Burt Lancaster, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Field of Dreams is Schur’s second series at Peacock, joining sitcom Rutherford Falls that was recently renewed for a second season.