Peacock, the streaming service owned by NBCUniversal, has announced that it will begin streaming the sci-fi horror hit, M3GAN, from Blumhouse and Atomic Monster on February 24. The film has already become the first major hit of 2023, grossing over $167 million worldwide since its debut on January 6.
M3GAN centers on a life-like AI doll named M3GAN, which is designed to be a child’s best friend and protector. The film’s protagonist, Gemma, is a toy-company roboticist responsible for creating the M3GAN doll. As she faces pressure at work to deliver a finished version of the doll, Gemma unexpectedly becomes the caretaker of her newly orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady. In an attempt to solve both of her problems, Gemma pairs the M3GAN prototype with Cady, a decision that leads to unimaginable consequences.
The film’s PG-13 theatrical cut will be available on Peacock, along with an unrated version exclusive to the streaming platform. M3GAN’s sequel, M3GAN 2.0, is slated for release on January 17, 2025.
Directed by Gerard Johnstone, the film’s script was written by Akela Cooper, based on her story with Atomic Monster’s James Wan. The movie was produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Wan, with Allison Williams, Mark David Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Henricks, and Greg Gilreath serving as executive producers.