Mike Schur Will Create a TV Series Based on Field of Dreams

The producer of The Office and Parks and Recreation, Mike Schur, will adapt Field of Dreams for NBC’s Peacock streaming service. The news comes right after the MLB resurrected the ballpark from the cinematic classic for a game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox.

The MLB Has Announced a Future Field of Dreams Game Between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds

The Field of Dreams field being built.
The next Field of Dreams game will take place in Dyersville, Iowa, and is set for 2022. To top things off, NBC’s Peacock streaming service has ordered a series TV adaptation of the 1989 film. It will be helmed by Mike Schur, who wrote and produced for The Office, The Good Place, and Parks and Recreation.

Universal Television Has Great Fate In Mike Schur and His Skills for the Field of Dreams Series

Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television, has made a statement saying that the iconic Universal Film title could only have been entrusted to Mike Schur due to his talent and love for baseball. Schur’s reverence for the themes of the movie is what made him the perfect choice to revisit the beloved film in a manner that evokes visceral emotion and nostalgia.

A still from the Field of Dreams 1989 movie.

There is not much information about the series yet, and there is not yet a projected release date. As speculations go, fans expect some version of the original plot, which revolved around a farmer who’s told to build a ballpark by a creepy voice. When he fulfills the mysterious request, the ghosts of baseball’s day’s past appear to lay on the field. Mike Schur’s involvement could mean that the humor will be more absurdist with plenty of heart behind it all, just like with The Good Place.

One thing is certain — fans are into a hell of a return to the ball field. Liza Katz, president of NBC Universal Television and Streaming, has stated that Field of Dreams has managed to remain a fan favorite film, maintaining its position in the zeitgeist. According to her, the whimsical and grounded feeling of the move is a space where Mike Schur excels, and it will work in his favor as he and the entire team bring a new version of the classic to Peacock.