Peacock arranges the cast MacGruber, eight-episode action comedy series based on the recurring Will Forte MacGyver parody sketch of Saturday Night Live and his cult film from 2010.
Sam Elliott, Lawrence Fishburne and Mickey Rourke joined the Universal Television series, joining Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Philip, who play MacGruber, Vicki St. Elmo and Dixon Piper, respectively. (Forte and Wig took pictures in SNL sketches and film; Philip in the movie.)
In the series, co-written / performed by Forte, after rotting in prison for more than a decade, America’s protagonist and patriot MacGruber (Forte) has finally been released. His mission: to bring down a mysterious villain from his past – Brigadier General Enos Quet (Rourke). With the whole world at a crossroads, MacGruber must bring together his old team, Vicky St. Elmo (Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Phillippe), to defeat the forces of evil.
Elliot will play Perry. MacGruber rock has always been his father Perry. Although they have moved away over the years, MacGruber will need the guidance of his father’s sage if he hopes to succeed.
Fishburne is General Barrett Fassus, a highly decorated soldier who commands the respect of the entire US military. In addition to his glorious career, he is currently married to MacGruber’s ex-wife, Vicki St. Elmo.
Rourke Brigade Commander Enos Quet is one of MacGruber’s mortal enemies. Long believed to be dead, he surfaced to carry out a heinous plot to destroy the world and, in the process, avenge MacGruber.
Forte serves as screenwriter and executive producer with John Solomon and Yorma Tacone, who will both direct. Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David also serve as executive producers. MacGruber is from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group and Broadway Video.
Wiig is represented by CAA and Jackoway Austen. Phillippe is represented by Gersh and MGMT Entertainment. Elliott is represented by Gersh and Berwick & Kovacik. Fishburne is represented by CAA, Landmark Artists Management and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano. Rourke is represented by Framework Entertainment and APA.