Bumper in Berlin receives official release date and first images
Adam Devine reprises his role as Bumper Allen in the spin-off series Peacock, Pitch Perfect: Bumpers in Berlin. The series has been in production in Berlin since March this year, with an official release date announced for November 23. Bumper was originally the leader of Bellas’ rival a cappella group, the Treblemakers. He then fell in love with Rebel Wilson’s character Fat Amy before audition for the singing competition, The voicein the post-credits scenes. Bumpers in Berlin would pick up several years later, following his character as he attempts to revive his music career. The show’s official synopsis reads:
In the new series for Peacock, several years after we last saw him in Pitch Perfect, Adam Devine’s Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes famous in Berlin.
While two sets of images reveal Devine singing solo, the other photo gives our first look at Flula Borg, reprising his role as Piëter Krämer from the Perfect after. Plus, we see Sarah Hyland’s new character, Heidi, who is Pieter and Bumper’s assistant but has her own dreams of becoming a singer-songwriter.
Who is involved with Bumpers in Berlin?
In addition to the three main actors, Jameela Jamil and Lera Abova are confirmed to join the show. Jamil plays Giesla, a “rising and flashy German pop star who is Piëter’s ex-girlfriend and Bumper’s main rival on the show”. She is known for her work on The right place. Abova will play the sister of Piëter, a famous DJ and music producer in Berlin.
Megan Amram will write the show, with previous experience working on The right place and Parks and recreation. Additionally, Elizabeth Banks is returning to executive produce, alongside Max Handleman, Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer. Banks contribute enormously to the world of Perfectstarring, producing and directing two sequels for the franchise.
Perfect has a huge fan base, with the latest installment in the film franchise grossing $185 million against a budget of $45 million. However, over the years, the franchise has seemed to lose touch with some more grounded relationship aspects. It will be interesting to see how Peacock approaches the older ages of these characters and the real drama that comes with trying to achieve stardom in another part of the world. We’ll be able to listen to Bumper’s Journey later this year, on November 23.