Mickey Rourke threatens to take over the world … and only MacGruber can stop him.
The Oscar-nominated actor (Wrestler) plays Big Bad on Peacock’s upcoming comedy series, the streamer announced Wednesday. Will Forte repeats his role as the titular hero who comes out of prison and is immediately put to work to save the world from the forces of evil.
Rourke plays Brigadier General Enos Queeth, “one of MacGruber’s mortal enemies,” according to the official description. “He was long thought dead, and he’s come back to carry out a heinous conspiracy to destroy the world and in the process take revenge on MacGruber.”
Also starring in the cast: Sam Elliott (The Ranch) as MacGruber’s father Perry – “Even though they’ve been separated over the years, MacGruber needs his father’s wise advice if he’s hoping for success” – and Laurence Fishburnesort-ish) as General Barrett Fasoose, “a highly decorated soldier who commands respect for the entire U.S. military” … and who is also married to MacGruber’s ex-wife.
Based on SNL recurring sketch, which created a film from 2010, MacGruber earned an eight-episode order from Peacock last August. Forte plays both star and writer and executive producer. Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe are also set to reprise their film roles as Vicki St. Elmo and Dixon Piper.