The “MacGruber” series Peacock has added Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne and Mickey Rourke to the cast.
The legendary trio joins the previously announced cast of Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Philippe in the eight-episode series. After rotting in prison for more than a decade Finally, America’s patriotic hero and Uber McGruber (Forte) are released. His Mission: To defeat a mysterious villain from his past—Commander Brigadier Enos Queeth (Rourke). With the world at its crosshairs, MacGruber must unite his old team Vicki St. Elmo (Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Phillippe) to defeat. forces of evil
Rourke is known for his early film roles such as “9 1/2 Weeks,” “Diner,”; and “Rumble Fish.” He saw a career resurgence in the early 2000s, earning a Golden Globe nomination for ” The Wrestler,” and starred in films such as “Sin City,” “Domino” and “Iron Man 2.”
He represents Framework Entertainment and APA.
Elliott will play Perry. McGruber’s father Although they have separated over the years, MacGruber will need his father’s advice if he hopes to succeed. Elliott was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “A Star Is Born.” He is also known for “The Big Lebowski,” “Tombstone, ” “We Were Soldiers” and “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot”
He represents Gersh and Berwick & Kovacik.
Fishburne will play General Barrett Fasoose, a highly decorated soldier who is respected by the entire US Army. In addition to his famous career He is currently married to MacGruber’s ex-wife Vicki St. Elmo. Fishburne is currently starring in the ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” which will conclude with its upcoming eighth season. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for his lead role in “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” He also starred in “Matrix” and “John Wick,” “Apocalypse Now” and “The Tuskegee. Airmen” and many more.
He has represented CAA, Landmark Artists Management and Del Shaw Moonves.
Forte serves as a writer and executive producer on the series with John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, which will both direct, with Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David also serving as executive producers at Universal Television. Together with Broadway Video