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‘Bumper In Berlin’ EP Promises ‘Pitch Perfect’ Alum Updates: Exclusive – Hollywood Life

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The Pitch Perfect universe is getting a bit Bump-ier. The fan-favorite Bumper, performed by the one and solely Adam DeVine, travels all the way in which to Berlin in hopes of reaching pop star stardom as soon as and for all. During this journey, he crosses paths with Pieter from Pitch Perfect 2. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY showrunner/author/EP Megan Amram about whether or not or not followers ought to anticipate extra appearances from Pitch Perfect alums.

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The forged of ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’ (Everett Collection)

“In this season, we really did want to focus on Bumper and Pieter and spending the time to really deepen their characters and make them protagonists who you’re really rooting for,” Megan mentioned. “But I would hope that in the future, if we got to make more, that there would be more Pitch Perfect cameos or characters to work with.”

However, Megan did notice that we are going to get updates about these characters. “There definitely are [updates]. We wanted to make sure also that even though you don’t see characters like Amy [Rebel Wilson], you do hear him mention her, so we know what Bumper and her relationship is in the almost 10 years since you’ve seen them,” Megan revealed. “We’re very much not trying to pretend like Pitch Perfect doesn’t exist. Bumper just has this very specific adventure he’s going on with Pieter, but mostly by himself.”

Bumper will meet new characters in Berlin, together with Heidi, performed by Sarah Hyland. This marks an onscreen reunion between Adam and Sarah, who have been as soon as co-stars on Modern Family. Sarah is the right addition to the Pitch Perfect world.

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Pieter, Heidi, and Bumper in ‘Bumper In Berlin.’ (Peacock)

Elizabeth [Banks] and Max [Handelman] had been talking with her for a while about maybe trying to find a way she could fit into the Pitch Perfect universe. Adam and her had worked together on Modern Family where they played a couple and were really good friends through that,” Megan defined to HollywoodLife. “They, clearly, had a beautiful comedic and romantic chemistry on that present. And then I used to be a fan of hers from Modern Family, too. She’s a Broadway singer, so it made complete sense that she would match comedically and musically with the world, proper?

Flula Borg, who performs Pieter, known as the collection a “delicious buddy comedy” between Bumper and Peter, amongst different enjoyable subplots. “There’s a little will-they-won’t-they romance, a Jim-Pam style thing, between Sarah and Adam,” he added. “And then there’s the they-definitely-won’t between me and Jameela’s character, and then a fun brother-sister thing with Lera [Abova], so there’s all kinds of fun things happening in addition to this fun adventure with Adam and I.”

Music continues to evolve, and it’s modified considerably because the first Pitch Perfect film was launched in 2012. Megan teased the sort of music we’re going to listen to in Bumper In Berlin.

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Adam DeVine reprises the function of Bumper within the new collection. (Peacock)

“We wanted to both satisfy the OG fans with just your straight-up classic a capella,” Megan mentioned. “We open the show with an amazing number that The Tonehangers sing, and we have a riff-off between Gisela [Jameela Jamil] and Adam’s Bumper. But we also have original music in the show, which I think opens up a whole new world of music you can do in Pitch Perfect. Ryan Tedder, who’s one of the most famous songwriters in the world, wrote a song just for us, which I could not believe. He’s also in the show. He makes a cameo in the finale. But we wanted to kind of keep you on your toes with what type of music we use and how we use it narratively.”

While “so much has changed” in music, Flula identified {that a} capella is “timeless.” He added, “The a capella piece is very dope and exciting, but we don’t just do a capella on this series. We do other kinds of very tasty music, original songs. And, of course, there’s a riff-off. You have to have a riff-off if it’s Pitch Perfect.” Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin premieres November 23 on Peacock.

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