DeVine will reprise his role as Bumper Allen, the antagonist and leader of all-male a cappella group The Treblemakers in “Pitch Perfect.” He (spoiler alert!) leaves to join John Mayer as a backup singer at the end of the first film and returns in “Pitch Perfect 2” to work as a security guard at the school, eventually joining the group The Tonehangers. In the upcoming spinoff series, he is “given a chance to reinvent himself in a world totally foreign to him,” executive producer Elizabeth Banks told People, and will have the chance to “grow into a full human in this series.”
DeVine played Hyland’s character Haley Dunphy’s boyfriend Andy Bailey on “Modern Family.” Reps for the actors did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment, but it’s clear DeVine relished the chance to appear alongside her once again. “I feel we left a lot on the table between our characters in ‘Modern Family,'” he told People. “So it was incredible to have an opportunity to give the fans more of what they loved between the two of us.”
Ahead, check out what we know about “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin.”
“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” Cast
DeVine will return as Bumper, with Hyland appearing alongside him as aspiring singer-songwriter and music executive assistant Heidi, according to TVLine. Flula Borg, Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil are also in the cast.
“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” Plot
“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” will follow Bumper as he attempts to rekindle his career after a song of his finds success in Berlin. According to People, Banks originally pitched the series as “‘Loki’ meets ‘Emily in Paris.'” It will follow “a lovable villain from our films,” Banks said, “who gets a chance to be the hero of his own story in a foreign land filled with romance, comedy, strange new characters, and hit songs.”
It will also see Bumper team up with German a cappella group Das Sound Machine, Banks revealed, which made waves in the first “Pitch Perfect.” “One of our favorite elements amongst all the Pitch Perfect films was the German group, Das Sound Machine,” she said. “I hear from fans all the time on social media asking what happened to DSM? So from that came the idea to build a show around Bumper, send him to Berlin, and team him up with Flula from DSM.”
“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” Release Date
“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” will premiere on Peacock on Nov. 23.