Has Rutherford Falls been canceled or renewed for season 2?

Has Peacock ordered a second season of the comedy series starring Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding?

Has Rutherford Falls been canceled or renewed for season 2? 1

Peacock is coming back to Rutherford Falls.

The NBCUniversal-owned streaming service announced earlier this week that it has renewed the critically acclaimed comedy series Rutherford Falls for season 2. The renewal announcement came just two months after the 10-episode season 1 of the series premiered last April 22nd.

Co-created by Ed Helms, Michael Schur, and Sierra Teller Ornelas, Rutherford Falls follows lifelong friends Nathan Rutherford (Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), whose relationship is tested when a crisis hits their small town. After Rutherford Falls mayor Deirdre Chisenhall (Dana L. Wilson) decides to move a statue of Nathan’s ancestor because cars keep crashing into it, Nathan begins a quest to keep the statue in its place, causing Reagan to juggle loyalty to her friend and to her people, the Minishonka Nation.

Produced by Universal Television in association with Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Pacific Electric Picture Company, Rutherford Falls currently has a remarkable 94% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, earning a “Certified Fresh” status.

“We are so proud to be a part of Rutherford Falls, a smart comedy and a breakthrough moment for Native representation in comedy both in front of and behind the camera,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Rutherford Falls embodies the modern, original, and inclusive storytelling viewers want and we are excited to develop season 2 alongside Sierra, Mike, Ed and the incredible cast.”

Rutherford Falls has one of the biggest Indigenous writer’s rooms on TV. The series has five Native writers including Ornelas (Navajo), Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux), Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Tai Leclaire (Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk Nation]/Mi’kmaq), and Tazbah Chavez (Bishop Paiute/Diné/San Carlos Apache).

In front of the camera, in addition to Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes ([Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation – Treaty Six Territory in Saskatchewan]) also star in the series. Greyeyes plays the role of Terry Thomas, the C.E.O. of the Minishonka’s casino, who envisions big things for both Reagan and the success of their Nation.

“We are thrilled that Peacock has renewed Rutherford Falls for a second season,” said Erin Underhill, President of Universal Television. “It’s been wonderful to watch Reagan, Nathan, Bobbie (Jesse Leigh), Terry, and the rest of the Rutherford Fallians come to life in this ambitiously witty series. Mike, Sierra and Ed poured their creative geniuses into the show, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.”

For her part, Ornelas said: “We are beyond ecstatic for season 2! I’m probably slightly biased, but Rutherford Falls is made by the best writers, cast, and crew, on earth.  Not to mention Ed Helms and Mike Schur, two of the nicest guys in the business. We are very grateful to the folks at Universal Television and Peacock for continuing to champion Indigenous comedies.”

Rutherford Falls season 2 doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but the season renewal announcement noted that it will return to Peacock sometime next year.

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