The Kevin Costner classic gets another turn at the plate as Peacock greenlights a TV series written by Michael Schur.
Kevin Costner (left) in Field of Dreams.
Mike Schur seems like a safe pair of hands, although the material may be a little different from his usual speciality: As well as creating The Good Place, Schur co-created sitcoms Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The original Field of Dreams, meanwhile, was an emotional and fantasy-inflected story (with a bunch of funny lines). You can watch it on Peacock now if you need a reminder.
Based on the novel Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella, the Oscar-nominated Field of Dreams was written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson. Costner played a farmer who hears voices in his head telling him to plow his cornfield into a baseball diamond, attracting the spirits of baseball players involved in World Series match-fixing in the infamous 1919 Black Sox scandal.
Costner emerged from the cornfield to deliver a spine-tingling intro to the 2021 Field of Dreams game, below.
MLB has promised a return to Iowa in 2022. Reports say the Cincinnati Reds will play the Chicago Cubs.