A serial adaptation of field of dreams knocked at Peacock, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Mike Schur-created drama based on the baseball-focused 1989 film starring Kevin Costner was picked up straight to series in August 2021 but will not air on the platform, according to an insider.
Universal Television, where Schur’s Fremulon shingle holds an overall deal, is talking to interested buyers.
Schur is the creator of NBC The right placein addition to being the co-creator of Parks and recreation, Brooklyn nine-nine and Rutherford Falls. Among other credits, he is executive producer of HBO Max’s Emmy-winning hacks and the next one from Freevee First.
THR previously reported that the series was to shoot entirely in Iowa, where the film took place, although there are no plans to shoot at the specific locations used in the film.
Schur was to write the series and share executive producing duties with Lawrence Gordon (who produced the film), David Miner and Morgan Sackett.
Director Phil Alden Robinson’s original film centers on a farmer (Costner) who builds a baseball diamond in a cornfield in hopes of summoning the spirits of legendary figure Shoeless Joe Jackson and his teammates on the infamous Chicago Black Sox.
Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones and Ray Liotta co-starred in the film which earned three Oscar nominations including Best Picture.