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Michael Schur is writing a Field of Dreams TV show

“If you build it, they will come.” – The Voice

The 1989 film Field of Dreams is one of my all-time favourites. Such a great cast – Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster. A magical film that still gets me every single time I watch it.

Peacock announced a straight-to-series-order for a Field of Dreams TV show from Universal Television, and I am not sure how I feel about that.

The series will reimagine the mixture of family, baseball, Iowa and magic that makes the movie so enduring and beloved.

The series will be executive produced by Michael Schur (Fremulon), Lawrence Gordon (The Gordon Company), David Miner and Morgan Sackett. Schur will also write the series.

I think Schur being involved fills me with some hope about the project as I have enjoyed many of his previous projects. He was a producer and writer for the comedy series The Office, and co-created Parks and Recreation with Office producer Greg Daniels. He created The Good Place, co-created the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and was a producer on the series Master of None.

“Through the years, ‘Field of Dreams’ has remained a fan favourite, maintaining its rightful position in the zeitgeist,” said Lisa Katz, President, 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.”

“‘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, Universal Television. “His talent, his love for baseball and his reverence for its themes make him the perfect choice to revisit this beloved film that evokes nostalgia and visceral emotion in so many of its fans.”

FIELD OF DREAMS marks another project that Peacock has with Schur, following the critically acclaimed comedy RUTHERFORD FALLS also from Sierra Teller Ornelas and Ed Helms that was recently picked up for a second season.

This is the latest collaboration between NBCUniversal’s television and film studios, with the most recent being a series adaptation of Universal Picture’s hit comedy TED announced earlier this year. The live-action series, from executive producer Seth MacFarlane, is also set for Peacock.

What are your feelings about a Field of Dreams TV show?

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