'Field of Dreams' Becoming a TV Series Is Much-Needed Good News

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'Field of Dreams' Becoming a TV Series Is Much-Needed Good News

If, for some reason, you're a superfan of 1989's Field of Dreams, this has been just about the best week of your life, hasn't it?

Last week, the MLB resurrected the ballpark from the cinematic baseball classic for a game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. It was even more beautiful than you'd expect. Then, the MLB announced that the Field of Dreams game wasn't just a one-off thing, and that we'll see the Chicago Cubs play the Cincinnati Reds in Dyersville, Iowa, in another iteration of the event set for 2022. If that wasn't enough? NBC's Peacock streaming service just ordered a straight-to-series TV adaptation of Field of Dreams, which will be helmed by none other than Mike Schur. You might know him from his major writing and producing roles in The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place.

“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 of Universal Television, in a statement. “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.”

We don't know too much about the series just yet. The news didn't even come with a projected release date. At the very least, we can obviously expect some version of the original plot, which involved a farmer who's told by a creepy voice to build a ballpark, which ushers in the ghosts of baseball's day's past. With Mike Schur involved, the humour may be more absurdist, but with heart behind it all, a la The Good Place. Regardless, by the way the bosses over at NBC are talking, it looks like we'll be in for a hell of a return to the ball field.

“Through the years, Field of Dreams has remained a fan favourite, maintaining its rightful position in the zeitgeist,” added Lisa Katz, president of 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.”

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