The “MacGruber” series on Peacock has added Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne and Mickey Rourke to its cast.
The trio of working legends joins previously announced cast members Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe. In the eight-episode series, America’s ultimate hero and uberpatriot MacGruber (Forte) is released after rotting in jail for over a decade. His mission: to break down a mysterious villain from his past – Brigadier General Enos Queeth (Rourke). With the whole world at a crossroads, MacGruber must assemble his old team, Vicki St. Elmo (Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Phillippe) to defeat the forces of evil.
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Elliott plays as Perry, MacGruber’s father. Although they have been apart for years, MacGruber needs his father’s sage guidance if he hopes to succeed. Elliot received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for her role in “A Star Is Born.” He is also known for films such as “The Big Lebowski”, “Tombstone”, “We Were Soldiers” and “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot.”
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Fishburne plays General Barrett Fasoose, a highly decorated soldier who commands respect for the entire U.S. military. In addition to his illustrious career, he is currently married to MacGruber’s ex-wife, Vicki St. Elmo. Fishburne is currently starring in the ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” which ends with the upcoming eighth season. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for his starring role in “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” He has also starred in the films “Matrix” and “John Wick”, “Apocalypse Now” and “The Tuskegee Airmen” among many others.
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Forte acts as author and executive producer in the series alongside John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, who will also both direct. Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David also act as executive producers. Universal Television produces in collaboration with Broadway Video.