Ahead of Peacock‘s official launch tomorrow, NBC’s newest streaming service has announced the premiere date for the upcoming third season of Glenn Howerton’s comedy series A.P. Bio. After its sudden cancellation last year, the series was immediately revived by the network thanks to the fans’ support and is now scheduled to make its return on Thursday, September 3 with all new eight episodes.
In addition, TVLine reports that Peacock has acquired the U.S. rights to Global and Universal’s Canadian-British drama limited series titled Departure which stars Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer. The thriller series will be having its U.S. streaming debut on September 17.
Created by Mike O’Brien ( Saturday Night Live ), A.P. Bio follows disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin as he is forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio as an advanced-placement biology teacher, choosing not to teach the class in the slightest and instead focus on how to get revenge on his former rival Miles Griffin (Tom Bennett, David Brent: Life on the Road ), while Principal Ralph Durbin (Patton Oswalt, Happy! ) attempts to rein him in.
The series stars Howerton ( It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ) in the lead role as the cynical and frustrated Jack along with Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Paula Pell, Aparna Brielle, Jacob Houston ( American Vandal ), Allisyn Arm ( Astrid Clover ), Nick Peine ( Office Christmas Party ), Eddie Leavy ( Those Who Can’t ).
The first season of A.P. Bio , which premiered early in 2018, received generally positive reviews from critics, with a lot of the praise going to the cast. Although the second season continued to received positive reviews from critics and even larger reviews from audiences, it had struggled in its broadcast ratings, averaging roughly two million viewers and led NBC to cancel the series. However, due to the strong support from fans including celebrities such as Mark Hamill, the network has chosen to reverse its decision and had moved the series to its upcoming streaming service.