There have been some new developments with the Peacock service this month, and this could affect your access to stream Wing Commander Academy. As you know, Peacock added WCA to its slate of shows back in 2020. Although the series is readily available on DVD for cheap, there are a handful of improvements that make the streaming edition arguably superior, including better music/voice sound balance. A few items fixed on disc were not incorporated, however, and you can read all about these differences here. In 2021 a countdown appeared that implied the show would be moving to a higher paid tier, but this was soon dialed back. The ticker has now reappeared, which suggests it may only remain in its current form until the end of the month. Presumably, the show would remain in either the Premium or possibly Premium Plus category.
On a very much related note, there have also been some big changes in who has access to Peacock and what they pay. Originally people with the popular Comcast Xfinity internet service in the US got free access to the lower paid tier, but it was announced earlier this year that this would be going away for most users. The company recently confirmed that people with Gigabit plans would retain their access for two years until June 2025. People who are Diamond/Platinum level members of the Xfinity Rewards program can also log in to claim a similar deal. Other users have access to a $3/month (rather than the typical $5/month) plan. Finally, there's a limited time deal to get a year of access for $20. And with all of that, this directly pertains to the United States. Other countries may have different levels of visibility, plans and so on, or users may VPN into the US for the access described above. Good luck getting your optimal Academy viewing experience!