‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Coming to Peacock Later this Month

Fans of the Minions will soon be able to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru from the comfort of their homes.

Peacock has announced Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru will begin streaming exclusively on Peacock September 23, 2022, debuting as the Fall’s ultimate family movie event the whole family can enjoy. The fifth film of the popular franchise starring Oscar® nominee Steve Carell explores the origin story of Gru and how he came to be the world’s greatest supervillain alongside his beloved minions. The action-packed film directed by Kyle Balda and co-directed by Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val also stars Russell Brand, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh and Oscar® winner Julie Andrews.

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions. When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader—legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar® winner Alan Arkin)— Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts (and enrages) them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.   

Minions: The Rise of Gru comes to Peacock on September 23, 2022.

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