It’s been over a decade since the release of MACGRUBER, Will Forte’s cult-comedy that began life as a Saturday Night Live sketch, and against all odds, the throat-rippin’ hero will be returning for an eight-episode series on the Peacock streaming service.
Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, and Ryan Phillippe will all be reprising their roles from the movie, and it was announced today that the MacGruber series will also star Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, and Mickey Rourke. Elliott will play Perry, MacGruber’s father. Though they’ve drifted apart over the years, MacGruber will need his father’s sage guidance if he hopes to succeed in his latest mission. Fishburne will play General Barrett Fasoose, a highly decorated soldier who commands the respect of the entire U.S. military who also happens to be married to MacGruber’s ex-wife, Vicki St. Elmo (Wiig). As for Rourke, he’ll play Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth, one of MacGruber’s mortal enemies who was long thought dead, only to resurface in order to carry out a heinous plot to destroy the world, and in the process, claim his revenge against MacGruber.
The MacGruber series, which will be co-written and executive produced by Will Forte, finds MacGruber having rotted in prison for over a decade, but when America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot is finally released, he must take down a mystery villain from his past — Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must reassemble his old team, Vicki St. Elmo (Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Phillippe) in order to defeat the forces of evil.