“Pitch Perfect” was one of the year’s surprise successes (via BBC). Without much promotion, the musical rom-com received generally favourable reviews and made more than six times its original budget (via Box Office Mojo). It introduced the American public to the Australian actor Rebel Wilson and gave Cappella music a global audience. Additionally, it was well-received enough to inspire not one but two sequels, which were published in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
The Barden Bellas, a college a cappella group, are the subject of the television show. Beca (Anna Kendrick), Chloe (Brittany Snow), Aubrey (Anna Camp), and Fat Amy are the group’s primary singers (Wilson). Throughout the series, they move from being outsiders to stealing everyone’s attention, only to return to being despised and looking for forgiveness. They sing Cappella renditions of numerous top 40 hits along the road.
In “Pitch Perfect 3,” the band reassembles for a global USO tour after the lead singers have graduated from college. The scheme doesn’t work out as expected, and they soon themselves stranded on a yacht. What are the current intentions for a sequel as the conclusion left fans clamouring for more musical journeys?
A Fourth Film is Not Currently in the Works
Universal was left feeling let down by the performance of “Pitch Perfect 3.” It made $100 million less in ticket sales than its predecessor, which isn’t a total flop but probably still left a sour taste in the mouths of the creative team.
It was the film that received the worst reviews from fans and critics alike on Rotten Tomatoes. It was also the film that received the worst reviews overall (via The Numbers). Since the film’s premiere in 2017, there have been no announcements regarding future instalments in the film series.
When Rebel Wilson uploaded a photo on Instagram the following fall with colleagues “Pitch Perfect” performers Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Chrissie Fit each putting up four fingers, fans were ecstatic.
Although Wilson later mentioned in an interview that the photo was taken at a cast reunion, which they’ve continued to do often in the ten years since their first meeting, and that they would all love to make a fourth film in the series, the speculation regarding whether this was a cryptic hint at a sequel never materialised into anything concrete from the studio.
However, the debate over whether this was a cryptic hint at a sequel never materialised into anything concrete from the studio (via Vanity Fair).
Snow has communicated that she is interested in playing the role again. She referred to the production of the films as a “no-brainer” while appearing on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in March 2022. Snow responded, “I just adore carrying things out.” “I get to hang out with some of the people I care about the most, and we get to sing and dance together… Therefore, I really hope that there will be a subsequent opportunity for us all to be together.”
Nevertheless, a variety of fascinating new developments concerning the series have been disclosed.
In Development is a Pitch Perfect Television Series
Variety published an article in September 2021 stating that Peacock has placed an order for a “Pitch Perfect” series to air on its streaming service. It is intended that the programme will follow Adam Devine’s character Bumper Allen from the previous two movies as he relocates to Germany in order to pursue a career as a musician when one of his songs becomes a hit in a certain region.
Megan Amram is in charge of serving as the showrunner, and she is joined as an executive producer by Elizabeth Banks (who produced, appeared in, and directed the second of the three films), as well as by Devine himself.
According to E!, it was announced in March 2022 that Sarah Hyland (who had previously worked with Devine on “Modern Family”), Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil had been cast in the series. The series appears to be off to a good start, and E! also reported that Hyland was cast.
Additionally, it was revealed by the site that production on the series will start in the very near future. The year 2023 appears to be a strong contender for the premiere of the film, despite the fact that no release date has been specified.