“The Good Place” creator Mike Schur is set to adapt the 1989 Kevin Costner-led baseball feature “Field of Dreams” as a scripted drama ordered straight to series at Peacock.
Schur will write the series and executive produce alongside Lawrence Gordon, David Miner and Morgan Sackett for Fremulon and Universal Television. This marks Schur’s first drama following comedies like “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office”.
The series plans to reimagine the Oscar-nominated movie’s mixture of family, baseball, magic and Iowa along with being one of the ultimate ‘daddy issues’ movies. The news comes a week after Major League Baseball built a stadium at the iconic filming site of the movie and hosted the first big-league game in Iowa last week between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. Costner appeared to kick-start the event.
The original film was based on W.P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel about Shoeless Joe Jackson of the Chicago White Sox who threw the 1919 World Series in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate. Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster co-starred.