Set ten years after the original film MacGruber is back. Peacock just released the first full trailer for the new eight-episode comedy series. The story follows MacGruber (Will Forte) who is still in prison for killing Dieter Von Cunth (played by Val Kilmer) which occurs at the end of the film. He’s spent his time under incarceration as a “problem inmate”. But when General Barrett Fasoose (Lawrence Fishburne) needs someone to go on a “suicide mission,” he springs MacGruber from prison so he try to can save the day by taking down Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth (Billy Zane). Reprising their roles from the film, love interest Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) and right hand man Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillipe).
The MacGruber franchise was originally based on a recurring ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch of the same name, which was more of a straight up MacGyver parody.
MacGruber premieres on Peacock on December 16.