This Country: FOX greenlights Jenny Bicks & Paul Feig comedy pilot
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), Deadline has confirmed.
This Country is a half-hour mockumentary inspired by the BBC Three scripted format, originally created by Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper. The show 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 via his Feigco Entertainment company and direct. The Coopers will also executive produce along with Angie Stephenson. Feigco Entertainment’s Dan Magnante will serve as co-executive producer with Cathy Mathon and Rachel Mason serving as producers.
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 TV.