The Little Mermaid isn’t so little anymore in a new Peacock collection … and she’s not so
happy, either. The honest streaming service is creating Washed Up, a follow up series that puts a comedic spin on the timeless fairy tale-turned-Disney movie, our sis website Deadline reports. Grabbing 15 years after the original story, the single-camera comedy finds the former mermaid “currently unpleasant, unmotivated and in a loveless marital relationship. To put it simply, just a standard bitch human,” according to the main description. “But when her daddy suddenly passes away, she thinks foul play and start a legendary journey to conserve not just her underwater kingdom however all of humankind!”
The collection hails from Jane the Virgin author Gracie Glassmeyer, who will certainly serve as creator and exec producer. Jane creator Jennie Snyder Urman will certainly be an EP on the job also. Glassmeyer is also developing Here She Lies, a dark funny for HBO Max starring Jane alum Yael Grobglas as a pathological phony with a heartbreaking past.
Initial published in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid came to be a Disney animated movie in 1989 which started a rebirth in the studio’s computer animation division. It generated a number of direct-to-video spinoffs as well as a Broadway musical. In 2015, ABC aired The Little Mermaid Live!, a presentation of the movie with online musical efficiencies, starring Auli’i Cravalho as the title personality.