The sitcom, which stars Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding and is co-created by Helms, Mike Schur, and Sierra Teller Ornelas, gets renewed for season 2.
The sitcom Rutherford Falls has been renewed for a second season at Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service. The series was co-created by The Office’s Ed Helms, Sierra Teller Ornelas, and Mike Schur, who is best known for creating The Good Place, as well as co-creating Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Rutherford Falls stars Helms as Nathan Rutherford and Jana Schmieding as his lifelong friend, Reagan. Their relationship is tested when Nathan starts a campaign to keep a statue of his ancestor in its place, despite its hazardous position on the road and the contentious colonial history that the statue represents.
The ten-episode series was released in its entirety back in April, and now Peacock has confirmed that Rutherford Falls will be returning for a second season. Lisa Katz, the president of scripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, stated (via Variety) that the network is “excited” to develop season 2. She elaborated that the series is a “breakthrough moment for Native representation in comedy both in front of and behind the camera” and that it “embodies the modern, original, and inclusive storytelling viewers want.”
As one of Peacock’s flagship original series, it’s no surprise that NBCUniversal is excited to champion Rutherford Falls as a watershed moment for Native representation in comedy. The sitcom has received many positive reviews, following in the footsteps of Schur’s winning streak with critically acclaimed comedy that has a cult following. Fans will be undoubtedly delighted to hear that there’s more Rutherford Falls on the horizon as the genre of the sitcom shifts further into the streaming era.
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