Fox has ordered a new series for the 2021-22 season called “This Country,” which is described as a combination of documentary and comedy (aka docu-com). Based on BBC’s comedy created by Daisy Cooper and Charlie Cooper, half-hour “This Country” s the daily lives of cousins Kelly (Chelsea Holmes, “At What Cost?”) and Shrub Mallet (Sam Straley, “The Kids Are Alright”) and their idiosyncratic surroundings. It also features Seann William Scott (“Lethal Weapon,” “American Pie”), Aya Cash (“The Boys,” “You’re the Worst”), Taylor Ortega (“Kim Possible”), YouTuber Krystal Smith and Justin Linville (“What We Do in the Shadows”).
“This Country” will be co-produced by Lionsgate, BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm, Fox Entertainment and Feigco Entertainment. It comes from writer Jenny Bicks (“Sex and the City,” “The Big C,” “The Greatest Showman”) and director Paul Feig (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “A Simple Favor,” “Last Christmas,” “Love Life”).
“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 Thorn. “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.”