Friday, October 30, 2020

FOX Orders 14 Episodes of Comedy 'This Country' Starring Chelsea Holmes and Sam Straley

FOX has today given a series order to the original comedy series This Country based on the BBC comedy of the same name. The first season will produce 14 episodes, which will debut in 2021.

The series follows a documentary crew that goes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns - focusing on the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet and their idiosyncratic surroundings.

The comedy stars Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley, Taylor Ortega, Krystal Smith, Justin Linville, Aya Cash and Seann William Scott.

Jenny Bicks created the series, with Paul Feig directing the premiere. They will executive produce with Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper and Angie Stephenson. Dan Magnante is a co-executive producer, while Cathy Mason and Rachel Mason are producers. Fox Entertainment, Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios and Feigco Entertainment will produce.

"Fueled by Jenny and Paul's imaginative wit and distinct comedic voices, we knew This Country was a special project from the moment we heard their pitch," said Michael Thorn, President, Fox Entertainment. "As we curate Fox's comedy brand, it is important to align ourselves with pedigree talent and dynamic partners with proven track records. In Jenny, Paul, Lionsgate and BBC Studios, we have the perfect team to help us do just that."

"Jenny and I are so excited to bring this amazing series to the American public," added Feig. "We have assembled a cast of comedic superstars who have taken the hilarious groundwork laid by Daisy and Charlie Cooper and made it their own. We can't thank Charlie Collier, Michael Thorn and Julia Franz enough for making this comedy dream come true."