Friday, September 2, 2022

Peacock Cancels 'Rutherford Falls' After Two Seasons

Peacock has today announced the cancellation of its original comedy series Rutherford Falls after two seasons. The second (and now final) season was released in its entirety on June 16, 2022.

The comedy starred Ed Helms, Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh and Dustin Milligan.

Helms co-created the series with Michael Schur and showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas. They executive produced with Mike Falbo, David Miner and Morgan Sackett. Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Pacific Electric Picture Company produced.

"It's been a true joy to make these two seasons of Rutherford Falls," said Ornelas. "Mike Schur, Ed Helms and I set out to make something new, real, and smart - but also dumb - that made you cry and think, but also laugh when Reagan got kicked in the face or Nathan was stuffed into a coffin. Borrowing a line from Terry Thomas, played by the ridiculously talented Michael Greyeyes, before our show, 'Native representation [was], for the most part, a hate crime.' Which is why it's been an honor to introduce the best of Indian Country to the masses."

Ornelas continued, "We remain overwhelmed by the critical response, garnering a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score in our second season, and while we're sad that our time at Peacock has come to an end we are immensely grateful to them for picking us up and showcasing the talents of comedy legend Ed Helms and breakout stars like Jana Schmieding, Jesse Leigh, Dana Wilson, Dallas Goldtooth, Kaniehtiio Horn, and many others. We love these characters, the world we created, and the impact it has had, and will be exploring other platforms where, hopefully, the folks of Rutherford Falls can call home."