'Girls5eva' Moves To Netflix From Peacock For A Season 3 Renewal
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'Girls5eva' Moves To Netflix From Peacock For A Season 3 Renewal

The third season of the critically-acclaimed musical comedy series Girls5eva has been announced, but the show is moving from Peacock to Netflix.

In addition, to nabbing co-exclusive global streaming rights to the first two seasons of the highly acclaimed comedy, Netflix will be the only place to watch the third season.

The series stars Sara Bareilles (Dawn), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Wickie), Paula Pell (Gloria) and  Busy Philipps (Summer).

Here’s the official series description:

The series follows a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ‘90s who reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva?

Executive producers Meredith Scardino, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond & Robert Carlock released a statement on the news saying;

“Our deepest thanks to Peacock for bringing Girls5eva to life and supporting us creatively at every turn since the first pitch.  And we are endlessly grateful to our partners at NBCU for their boundless commitment. Today, we are thrilled to announce that our reunited girl group will be re-reunited at Netflix. We are so thankful to everyone at the streamer who fell in love with our music-filled comedy. We cannot wait to introduce Dawn, Wickie, Summer, and Gloria to the global Netflix audience. Well, not fully introduce, if you look closely, Girls5eva can be seen in the background of the Woodstock ’99 documentary setting a porta potty on fire.”

“We are so happy to bring Girls5eva to Netflix,” said Tracey Pakosta, Netflix Vice President of Comedy Series. “Just like the show, we are so excited to reunite with this amazing team.”

Shadow and Act spoke to the cast about season 2 back in May.

Speaking about working on the season, Phillips said, ” “It was such a gift every day to go to work and sit across from these ladies and sing, and dance and have fun. But then beyond that, we have some crazy experiences. Even just with the crew, like the first time, we all sang around the piano and season one and crew members….and I’m not trying to be hyperbolic, but people got emotional because they hadn’t seen live music in over a year. The other sort of benefit of it in a way– I’m just like old lady glamour over here [and] have been on a million television shows– but so many times, you do things and you’re really focused on what other people are going to think about them when it gets out into the world. But we were so in the cocoon of just the experience of doing this thing…it was the first time that I honestly can say I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know what it’s gonna be when it comes out, but I don’t even care.’ It just meant so much to all of us and then to have it resonate and have people say, like, ‘Oh my God, it was just such a breath of fresh air and such a relief and such joy. It’s a real heart refresher and I’m grateful we got to come back for more.”

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