Field of Dreams
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‘Field of Dreams’ TV Series Adaptation Coming to Peacock

Following a real-life 'Field of Dreams' MLB baseball game with the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox, Peacock has ordered a TV series based on the 1989 film.
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Apparently, if Mike Schur builds it, they will come.

Peacock has greenlit a TV adaptation of Field of Dreams, the iconic 1989 baseball film. The superstar writer and producer behind Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place is hoping for another hit with this magical realism sports drama.

Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner
Universal Pictures

1989’s Field of Dreams was based on W.P. Insella’s book, Shoeless Joe. The story is a little weird on paper: Farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice saying, “If you build it, he will come.” He builds a baseball field in an Iowa cornfield, which attracts the ghosts of baseball legends led by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. The movie was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Peacock Greenlights Field of Dreams TV Series

NBC’s streaming platform Peacock has picked up a TV series adaptation of the movie. The Good Place creator, Michael Schur, will write the series. He will also serve as executive producer under his banner Fremulon, alongside Lawrence Gordon (the film’s producer), and fellow The Good Place executive producers David Miner and Morgan Sackett.

“Through the years, Field of Dreams has remained a fan favorite, maintaining its rightful position in the zeitgeist,” said Lisa Katz, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming President. “It’s whimsical and grounded, a space where Mike Schur excels, and we’re looking forward to bringing a new version of this classic to Peacock.”

According to Deadline, the Field of Dreams series “will reimagine the mixture of family, baseball, Iowa and magic that makes the movie so enduring and beloved.”

Kevin Costner and Amy Madigan in Field of Dreams
Universal Pictures

So far, there has been no word about casting for the TV series. That also means we have no idea if any of the original actors will be involved in the new Field of Dreams. It will be interesting to see who they cast to fill the roles originally played by big names like Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan, and Burt Lancaster in his final film role.

The Real-Life Field of Dreams Baseball Game

This all comes on the heels of a real-life Major League Baseball game in celebration of the movie. The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox played a Field of Dreams game in Iowa, on the film’s original filming location in Iowa. MLB constructed a real 8,000-seat ballpark on the site, and a pathway through a cornfield took fans to the field.

The game was the first MLB game played in Iowa. It was the most-watched regular-season game since 2005, and Fox’s most-streamed regular-season game in the network’s history.

The film’s star, Kevin Costner, even attended the event as master of ceremony.

“30 years ago, on the other side of that corn, we filmed a movie that stood the test of time,” Costner said during a speech. “Tonight, thanks to that enduring impact that little movie had, it’s allowed us to come here again. But now we’re on a field that Major League Baseball made.”

Costner also added, “There is probably just one more question to answer: is this heaven? Yes, it is” — a reference to one of the film’s famous quotes.

“This field is for the players. Good luck today.”