Netflix Saves Comedy Series From Peacock Cancellation
Nearly five months since Girls5eva wrapped up its eight-episode second season, Deadline brings word that the musical comedy series is officially moving to a new streaming home. After Peacock had decided to cancel Girls5eva, Netflix saved the day by picking up the Tina Fey-produced series for a third season. As part of the deal, Netflix has also acquired the global streaming rights to its first two seasons.
“Our deepest thanks to Peacock for bringing Girls5eva to life and supporting us creatively at every turn since the first pitch,” executive producers Meredith Scardino, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, and Robert Carlock said in a joint statement. “And we are endlessly grateful to our partners at NBCU for their boundless commitment. We are so thankful to everyone at the streamer who fell in love with our music-filled comedy. We cannot wait to introduce Dawn, Wickie, Summer, and Gloria to the global Netflix audience. Well, not fully introduce, if you look closely, Girls5eva can be seen in the background of the Woodstock 99 documentary setting a porta potty on fire.”
Girls5eva is being led by Sara Bareilles as Dawn, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Wickie, Busy Philipps as Summer, and Paula Pell as Gloria. It also features Daniel Breaker, Jonathan Hadary, and Ashley Park.
Girls5eva is created and executive produced by Meredith Scardino (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Executive producers are Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Jeff Richmond, David Miner, and Eric Gurian. It is a co-production by Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, 3 Arts, and Universal Television.