Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

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Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
Based onCharacters
by Kay Cannon
Developed byMegan Amram & Elizabeth Banks
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
Production locationBerlin
  • Mike Spragg
  • Agnesh Pakozdi
  • Spencer Houck
  • Monika Radwanska
  • Kristi Shimek
  • Matthew Jensen
Running time27–31 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseNovember 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin is an American comedy television series developed by Megan Amram and Elizabeth Banks based on characters created by Kay Cannon.[1] It is a television series spin-off of the film series Pitch Perfect.[2] The series premiered on Peacock on November 23, 2022.[3] In January 2023, the series was renewed for a second season.[4] In September 2023, Peacock decided not to move forward with the second season due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike and the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.[5]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Adam DeVine as Bumper Allen
  • Sarah Hyland as Heidi, Pieter's assistant who is also a secret songwriter. She is an American, but was an army brat.
  • Jameela Jamil as Gisela, a former member of DSM and Pieter's ex-girlfriend
  • Lera Abova as DJ Das Boot / Thea, Pieter's sister who is a famous Berlin DJ and music producer
  • Flula Borg as Pieter Krämer, a former member of Das Sound Machine (DSM) and a music manager. DSM was disbanded after a public lip syncing scandal.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
"A Face in Need of a Slap"
Todd Strauss-SchulsonTeleplay by : Megan Amram
Story by : Megan Amram & Elizabeth Banks
November 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)
"The Feeling That Your One Window of Opportunity Is Closing"
Todd Strauss-SchulsonSono Patel & Rajat Suresh & Jeremy LevickNovember 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)
"To Make Something Worse While Trying to Make It Better"
Richie KeenNoah GarfinkelNovember 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)
"The Feeling of Yearning for Love and Affection"
Richie KeenKathleen Chen & Brian PolkNovember 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)
"The Mother of All Loneliness"
Maureen BharoochaLeah BeckmannNovember 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)
"The Person You Are with at the Moment"
Richie KeenKassia MillerNovember 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)


On September 21, 2021, Peacock gave a straight-to-series order to reboot the Pitch Perfect film series. The series was created by Megan Amram, who executive produced alongside Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Paul Brooks, Scott Neimeyer, and Adam DeVine. DeVine starred, reprising his role from the film series. Brownstone Productions, Gold Circle Films, and Universal Television were involved in producing the series.[2] On January 25, 2022, Flula Borg joined the main cast to reprise his role from Pitch Perfect 2.[6] On February 10, 2022, it was reported that Todd Strauss-Schulson would direct the first two episodes of the series and executive produce the pilot.[7] On March 4, 2022, Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, and Lera Abova were cast as series regulars.[8] A cappella experts Deke Sharon and Ed Boyer returned to arrange and vocal produce the a cappella performances.[9] On January 9, 2023, Peacock renewed the series for a second season.[4] Filming on the series began in March 2022 in Berlin during the COVID-19 pandemic.[10][11]

On September 21, 2023, the second season of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin was scrapped due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike and the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.[5]



The series was released on Peacock on November 23, 2022.[3] The show can be seen on the W Network in Canada and via the Stack TV add-on with Prime Video.[12]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 46% with an average rating of 6/10, based on 13 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "This unlikely spinoff has a surprising amount of heart, but Bumper in the Berlin can only sustain its thin premise for so long before the whole concept goes off-key."[13] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 46 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[14]


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  2. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (September 21, 2021). "'Pitch Perfect' Series Ordered at Peacock, Adam Devine to Star With Elizabeth Banks Producing (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on September 21, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Schwartz, Ryan (June 29, 2022). "Pitch Perfect and Best Man Sequels, Julie Plec's Vampire Academy Among 10 Peacock Release Dates — See Full Slate". TVLine. Archived from the original on July 3, 2022. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Campione, Katie (January 9, 2023). "'Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin' Scores Season 2 Renewal At Peacock". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 9, 2023. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (September 21, 2023). "'Bumper in Berlin' Canceled: Peacock Not Proceeding With Previously Ordered Season 2 Amid Strikes". Archived from the original on September 22, 2023. Retrieved September 22, 2023.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 25, 2022). "'Pitch Perfect': Flula Borg Joins Adam Devine In Peacock TV Series, Reprising Pieter Krämer Role". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 25, 2022. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  7. ^ White, Peter (February 10, 2022). "'Pitch Perfect': Todd Strauss-Schulson To Direct & EP Pilot Of Peacock Spinoff Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 10, 2022. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (March 4, 2022). "Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, Lera Abova Round Out Cast Of Peacock's 'Pitch Perfect' TV Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 4, 2022. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  9. ^ "Megan Amram Interview: Pitch Perfect Bumper in Berlin". Screen Rant. November 24, 2022. Archived from the original on December 8, 2022. Retrieved December 8, 2022.
  10. ^ "Pitch Perfect TV Series Officially Begins Filming at Peacock". Midgard News. March 5, 2022. Archived from the original on March 5, 2022. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  11. ^ Solzman, Danielle (November 16, 2022). "Megan Amram talks Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin". Solzy At the Movies. Archived from the original on June 15, 2023. Retrieved June 15, 2023.
  12. ^ "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin". W Network. Archived from the original on December 22, 2022. Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  13. ^ "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 30, 2022.
  14. ^ "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved November 23, 2022.

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