“Smell you later”: Laurence Fishburne, Kristen Wiig and Will Forte in bonkers trailer to Peacock’s ‘MacGruber’

Written by on December 8, 2021

Peacock has dropped a trailer to its upcoming small-screen version of Will Forte‘s popular SNL sketch, MacGruber

Forte’s MacGyver-spoofing character is seen getting released “after rotting for a decade in prison,” according to the streaming service, tapped by a high-ranking military official, played by Laurence Fishburne, as the country’s only hope against your standard world-threatening madman.

Billy Zane plays the scenery-chewing baddie, who apparently murdered MacGruber’s mom at a childhood birthday party.

“This one is personal,” MacGruber hisses.

So tasked, MacGruber takes his Mazda Miata out of mothballs and gets to work. “My country has invited me to die for it, and I RSVP’d ‘Yass Kween,'” Forte tells his girlfriend, Vic, played by his former SNL co-star Kristen Wiig

Ryan Philippe also stars, as a buff hero who on the surface would be the actual person you’d want to try to save the world, rather than Forte’s feather-haired vest-wearing alternative.  

Along with some unprintable, potty-mouthed dialog, the trailer teases some ridiculously over-the-top action, like MacGruber’s leaping through the air, guns blazing, deliberately targeting a bunch of bad guys’ nether regions.

MacGruber was also made into a film in 2010, also starring Forte and Wiig, but it was a flop, earning just $9.3 million worldwide — not even enough to cover what it cost to make and market it.

The MacGruber series hits the streaming service December 16. 

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

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