January 25, 2022 1:01pm
Flula Borg (L) and Birgitte Hjort Sorensen in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’
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The series comes from Universal Television and is exec produced by Elizabeth Banks, who starred in and produced the films and directed the second movie.
The show follows Devine’s vocal villain Bumper Allen, several years after viewers saw him in the films. Invited by his old friend Pieter Krämer (Borg), Bumper moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. Pieter has transitioned from German a cappella star to discredited German music manager. He signs Bumper as his only client, and brings him to Berlin to pursue his dreams.
In Pitch Perfect 2, Borg’s Pieter is the co-leader of German powerhouse group Das Sound Machine, the Bellas’ European a cappella rivals, who take delight at mocking the Bellas during a performance at a car show.
Banks and Max Handelman will exec produce via Brownstone Productions, along with Gold Circle Films’ Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer as well as Devine and Megan Amram.
Brownstone and Gold Circle produced all three films in the Pitch Perfect franchise and Banks directed Pitch Perfect 2 which was the highest opening weekend for a musical in history, the biggest opener for a first-time feature film director, and the second-largest opening for a female director.
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