Rutherford Falls: Peacock Orders Second Season of Comedy Series

Critically-acclaimed Peacock Original comedy series Rutherford Falls from Universal Television has been renewed for a second season. Season 2 will launch sometime in 2022.

“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 two alongside Sierra, Mike, Ed, and the incredible cast.”

RELATED: Kyle MacLachlan Joins Cast of Peacock’s Joe Exotic Limited Series

Rutherford Falls is a comedy about two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call.

“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, 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.”

Rutherford Falls represents a breakthrough moment in Native representation in comedy television both in front of and behind the camera.

“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,” added Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas.

Rutherford Falls is one of the largest Indigenous writer’s rooms on television with five Native writers staffed on the series including co-creator and executive producer Sierra Teller Ornelas (Navajo), Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Tai Leclaire(Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk Nation]/Mi’kmaq), Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux), and Tazbah Chavez (Bishop Paiute/Diné/San Carlos Apache). Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) and Michael Greyeyes ([Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation – Treaty Six Territory in Saskatchewan]) star in the series.

Additionally, Season 1 of the series has reached a remarkable 94% on Rotten Tomatoes earning “Certified Fresh” status.

The series stars Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover), Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes (I Know This Much Is True), Jesse Leigh (Heathers), and Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek).

RELATED: Peacock Inks Multi-Year, Accelerated Pay-One Deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Rutherford Falls is from co-creators and executive producers Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place), Ed Helms (The Office), and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore). Mike Falbo, David Miner, and Morgan Sackett also serve as executive producers. Rutherford Falls is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Pacific Electric Picture Company.