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Hollywood strikes: Peacock cancels the second season of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

The season 2 of the series has been scrapped despite the earlier announcement of a renewal

Hollywood strikes: Peacock cancels the second season of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

Last Updated: 10.16 PM, Sep 22, 2023


It seems that Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, the spin-off series from the Pitch Perfect movie franchise, will not be getting a second season, as it has been cancelled by Peacock. The show had previously been renewed for a second season, but Peacock has since changed their decision and cancelled the series. The cancellation was confirmed by Deadline, who cited ongoing strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA in Hollywood as the reason for the difficulty in starting production on the latest season. This is the latest series to be cancelled due to the ongoing strikes in Hollywood, with Amazon also cancelling planned second seasons of A League of Their Own and The Peripheral.

The series follows the journey of Bumper Allen as he travels to Germany to rekindle his music career. The first season premiered on Peacock in November 2023. The Pitch Perfect franchise is known for its nostalgic portrayal of college life, friendships, and music. The franchise's success lies in its depiction of different groups of people coming together to create something great, complete with rivalries and plenty of singing. However, Bumper in Berlin focuses on the character of Bumper Allen, who played the villain in the Pitch Perfect films. 

A still from Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
A still from Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

One day, Bumper receives a call from Pieter Krämer (Flula Borg, reprising his role from Pitch Perfect 2), which changes everything for him. Krämer claims that Bumper is a beloved star in Berlin, but upon arriving in the city, Bumper realizes that he is not as famous as Pieter made him out to be. Despite this setback, Pieter is determined to make Bumper, a star in the music world. Along with Devine and Flula, the series also stars Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, Jameela Jamil and Katharina Thalbach. 

The series Bumper in Berlin was brought to life by Megan Amram and Elizabeth Banks, who directed the film Pitch Perfect 2. Brownstone Productions and Gold Circle Films were also behind all three movies in the Pitch Perfect franchise and supported the creation of the series. The episodes are directed by Todd Strauss, Richie Keen, and Maureen Bharoocha.

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