A cappella, the incredibly catchy kind of music that consists solely of a group’s vocals and no other instruments, took the country by storm with the enormous success of Glee (2009-2015). That success most certainly led to the release of Pitch Perfect, the ultimate modern college movie (2012). Pitch Perfect, which centers on a group of college girls who have historically lost to all male groups, almost feels like it mocks a cappella society rather than attempting to address every real-world high school issue under the sun as Glee did.
The movie’s popularity speaks for itself; it led to two additional sequels, making a trilogy, and launching the careers of actresses like Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods) and Rebel Wilson (Jojo Rabbit). Adam Devine played the role of Bumper Allen to absolute perfection (Workaholics). As the arrogant representative of the Treble Makers, the all-boy a cappella group that was the Barden Bellas’ sworn enemy, Bumper served as the main antagonist of the first movie. Even though his circle was tiny, Bumper felt like he was on top of the world. However, as much as he’d prefer to deny it, everything changed when he started working as John Mayer’s assistant.
Bumper solidifies his status as the person who peaked in college in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) by working as an inept security guard and singing with an elderly has-been-only a cappella group. For Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), Adam Devine did not reprise his role, but Bumper will return to television screens later this year in his spin-off series, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (2021). As the title suggests, Bumper travels to Germany to revive his faltering music career, most likely with humorous outcomes. Here is everything we currently know about Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin so that you can get ready for the ACA reunion, even though Bumper’s comeback has been a little under the radar.
Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin Release date
The official day that Bumper Allen touches Europe is November 23, 2022. Although an official release schedule has ready to be out, Bumper in Berlin will likely be out once a week on the Wednesday after each episode rather than being available to stream all at once.
The cast of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
Together with longtime Pitch Perfect actress and producer Elizabeth Banks, Adam Devine will executive produce the series in addition to acting in it (Shrill). Two of the three filmmakers directing the series, Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Todd Strauss-Schulson (Isn’t it Romantic), as well as series writer Megan Amram (The Good Place), are also producing and additionally, directing the film Saved by the Bell’s Maureen Bharoocha. The remaining cast members include Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson of Cobra Kai (2018-2022), Mike Spragg (Black Mirror), Agnesh Pakozdi (Aren’t You Happy? ), and Jonathan McKinstry (production design) (Shadow and Bone).
This will be the third time that actor Adam Devine has played the titular character, Bumper Allen, who is pompous but endearing. Flula Borg (The Suicide Squad) will also appear as Pieter Krämer in Pitch Perfect 2, making Devine not the only Pitch Perfect alum to return. In the sequel, the Bellas competed against an all-German a cappella group called Das Sound Machine, of which Krämer was a part. Pieter, like Bumper, appears to have changed for the better and will accompany the main character on his musical tour of his native country. Jameela Jamil (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law), who would likely play Gisele in the show’s antagonist role, is among the new faces.
Sarah Hyland, who played Heidi on the famous family sitcom Modern Family (2009-2020), also joins the ensemble. Hyland has previously collaborated with Devine, as the actor had several guest appearances on Hyland’s show. Lera Abova (Anna), Udo Kier (Downsizing), and Diana Birenyte complete the cast (Babylon Berlin).
The plot of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
The official plot summary for the first Pitch Perfect franchise spin-off is as follows:
A few years after our last encounter with Adam Devine in “Pitch Perfect,” in the new Peacock series, Bumper Allen relocates to Germany to resurrect his music career after one of his songs gets popular in Berlin.
This trip to Germany could be the adjustment Bumper needed for his music career as well as an opportunity for him to truly mature as a person. The bumper was inspired by real-life accounts of singers like Sparks, who achieved great success in Europe after relocating there from the United States.
The only thing it should show in the debut trailer for Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin is Bumper. The teaser begins with an introduction for the former Treble Maker before cutting to Bumper singing a German cover. So, of “99 Luftballons” by Nena and “Take On Me” by A-ha, even though it’s apparent that he’s not the most tech-savvy.
By no means a plot-heavy trailer, several official set images have provided additional insight. Well, into what to expect from the show. Naturally, Bumper in Berlin is depicted in the photographs. Well, but they also introduce some other characters we’ll get to know in the show. We’ll get to those in a moment.
How did Bumper end up in Pitch Perfect?
In Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Bumper Allen serves as both the primary antagonist and a supporting character. Before leaving The Treblemakers to perform as John Mayer’s backup singer, he was the arrogant and self-centered band leader. He returns to Barden University in the follow-up to work as a security guard before eventually joining The Tonehangers.
Adam DeVine did any singing in Pitch Perfect?
Adam Devine was not ready to perform a song during his audition because he misunderstood the title’s meaning. So, mistaking it for a baseball movie. The Full House theme song was his choice when the producers instructed him to perform any tune. He was out for the position of Bumper after they were happy.
Do Amy and Bumper have a happy ending?
In the follow-up, Bumper starts dating Fat Amy. Their love for one another is out clear.
Bumper joined the tone hangers, but why?
After graduating, Bumper became the head of the Tonehangers in Pitch Perfect 2. They participated in the riff-off but were ultimately out due to poor music selection. They played these songs throughout the riff-off.