WWE's Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss to Star in 'Punky Brewster' on NBC's Peacock

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistFebruary 16, 2021

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WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss are set to guest star on Peacock's upcoming series Punky Brewster.  

The series debuts Feb. 25 on the streaming service and is a continuation of the NBC sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1988. Soleil Moon Frye is set to return to the series as Punky.

Based on the on-set photographs provided to Bleacher Report, Flair and Bliss appear in character in the WWE-themed episode. 

The roles mark a significant opportunity for both Flair and Bliss, neither of whom have much acting experience. Flair's only credited role is her appearance as Heather Rockrear in 2017's Psych: The Movie, while Bliss does not have any experience on non-WWE television. Bliss is a member of the Total Divas cast, which is aired on E! and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the women of WWE.

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WWE stars have been increasingly popping up in television and movie roles in recent years, perhaps with studios hoping to find their next version of The Rock.

Sasha Banks has a role in The Mandalorian on Disney+, and Roman Reigns appeared in 2019's Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw and 2020's The Wrong Missy.

WWE and Peacock are set to embark on a five-year relationship, as WWE dissolves its standalone network to become part of NBCUniversal's streaming service in March. The deal will net WWE about $1 billion over five years and includes the entire library of content currently available on WWE Network.