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Fox Greenlights Comedy Pilot “This Country”

Fox has given a pilot order for “This Country,” a comedy based on the BBC series from Jenny Bicks (“Sex and the City”) and Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”). The series, which is described as a half-hour mockumentary inspired by the BBC Three scripted format, follows the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet, who are trailed by a documentary crew who go to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns in an idiosyncratic surrounding. The show follows the pair as they pursue their dreams, confront challenges and fight each other for frozen pizza.

Bicks will write and executive produce the project through her Perkins Street Productions banner. Feig will executive produce and direct.

“This Country” is a co-production between Lionsgate, Fox Entertainment, BBC Studios, and Feigco Entertainment. The project is part of Bicks’ and Feig’s overall deals with Lionsgate.