Meredith Scardino and Tina Fey's hilarious comedy follows a '90s girl group reunion. After much anticipation, Girls5Eva has announced a premiere date and released a LOL-worthy trailer. Here are all of the details.
Award-winning writer and producer Meredith Scardino, known for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Colbert Report, has teamed up once more with the iconic Tina Fey. The comedic power duo came together to produce what's looking to be a hit new show on Peacock: Girls5Eva. The series centers around a "one-hit-wonder girl group from the '90s that reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot."
Starring as the pop group members 20 years later are Sarah Bareilles as Dawn, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Wickie, Paula Pell as Gloria, and Busy Phillips as Summer. Ashley Park, Andrew Rannells, and Erika Henningsen will feature in recurring roles. "I'm going to write us a hit. An anthem to things that aren't perfect but are still great," Bareilles says in the newly-released trailer. "That's like us!" Philipps responds. " Later in the preview, the women hilariously get soda poured on them by an unappreciative passerby shortly after Paula Pell says, "Four grown ladies trying to be pop stars again - strap in!" Check it out for yourself below.
Busy Philipps, who previously posted some behind-the-scenes pics from filming, took to Instagram to share her excitement about the trailer release. "If you've been following along here or my podcast, then you know that I feel BEYOND grateful to have been able to work with Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond again and bring to life literally my FAVORITE CHARACTER I'VE EVER PLAYED," she passionately wrote. "Turns out it's NEVER TOO LATE to achieve your dreams!"
The actress also revealed that the cast has started promoting the show with virtual press conferences. "It is kinda wild to have to be on skype for interviews," she admitted. "Just because it's remote doesn't mean I can't get all fancy!" The funny gal shared pictures of her in a stunning dress alongside the post. The series will stream on Peacock TV starting May 6. Not a member? Sign up for a seven-day Peacock Premium free trial here.