NBC are developing a series based around a group of twenty something friends who team up once a week to compete in their neighbourhood pub quiz.
Pub Quiz, which has been given a script order at NBC, is inspired by a surge in popularity among millennials for bar trivia. At many bars and pubs around the country, trivia has taken on a serious competitive vibe as teams (usually sporting cheeky or ironic names) challenge each other for drinks, food or even just bragging rights. According to the Los Angeles Times, the popularity of the game Trivial Pursuit in the 1980s led to a pub quiz phenomenon in the U.K., which then spread to the East Coast and arrived in Southern California around six years ago.
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