Last week’s Field of Dreams Game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees in Iowa was a smashing success.
Decades after the smash hit “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner became part of the American lexicon, MLB saw its most viewed-game regular-season game since 2005.
The game didn’t disappoint either as White Sox star Tim Anderson ended it with a banner moment on his two-run walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth into the cornfields.
It was almost as if real life and the magic of the Field of Dreams came together in one defining moment. The NBC streaming service Peacock will now look to take advantage of this perfect moment while profiting off of this magic.
Peacock has announced that it will develop "Field of Dreams" into a TV drama series https://t.co/lZtyGnOSNS
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 16, 2021
“Field of Dreams” is an iconic Universal film from venerable producers Lawrence and Charles Gordon, that Universal TV president Erin Underhill said we we could only have entrusted to Mike Schur.
“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,” Underhill said.
After making his name known as a writer for Saturday Night Live and The Office, Schur is considered around the entertainment world as a super-fan. He’s not going to wanna mess this one up.