Peacock Cancels Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin Season 2

Peacock has made a surprising decision and decided to cancel the second season of its Pitch Perfect TV spinoff, Bumper in Berlin. The cancellation comes after the show’s renewal was announced in January, following the success of its first six-episode season.

Despite being touted as Peacock’s top comedy series, the streaming platform did not release any viewing data. This cancellation joins a growing list of shows affected by the ongoing strikes in Hollywood, including Prime Video’s The Peripheral and A League of Their Own, both of which also had their second seasons axed.

After the announcement, Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of A League of Their Own, criticized Prime Video’s reasoning, stating that blaming the cancellation on the strikes was both unfounded and cowardly.

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin Season 2

Sources reveal that Bumper in Berlin had not begun preproduction for its second season when the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike commenced on May 2. This delay caused the show to fall behind schedule.

Peacock’s decision to reverse its renewal follows similar actions taken by other networks and streaming platforms during the pandemic. There is now some hope for resolution, as the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have returned to the negotiating table in recent weeks.

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin features Adam Devine reprising his role as Bumper Allen, the main antagonist from the Pitch Perfect films. The series follows Bumper as he tries to revive his music career in Germany, where he becomes a sensation.

The show also stars Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil, with Megan Amram from The Good Place serving as the showrunner and executive producer, alongside Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Devine, and others.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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