Fox has made the decision to cancel the comedy series “Welcome To Flatch” after two seasons.
A Fox spokesperson stated, “While audience response was not as strong as we had hoped, we were thrilled with the creativity of the enormously talented Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig, as well as the outstanding, dedicated cast and crew they assembled. We look forward to collaborating with them again in the future and are thankful for all of our partners at Lionsgate, Jenny’s Perkins Street Productions, Paul’s Feigco Entertainment, BBC Studios’ Angie Stephenson, and Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper.”
The cancellation is not entirely unexpected, as the U.S. adaptation of the cult British comedy “This Country” was facing uncertain prospects.
“Welcome To Flatch” revolved around a documentary crew’s exploration of the lives of residents in the small American town of Flatch. The series featured a cast including Betsy Brandt, Sam Straley, Sean William Scott, Aya Cash, Justin Linville, Taylor Ortega, and Krystal Smith.
The show was produced by Lionsgate, BBC Studios’ LA production arm, and Fox Entertainment, with Jenny Bicks as the showrunner. Executive producers included Jenny Bicks, Paul Feig, Angie Stephenson, and Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper, the creators of the original BBC series.
In May, Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming at Fox Entertainment, mentioned that the network was taking a step back in terms of live-action comedy and would be reevaluating the future of “Welcome To Flatch.” This decision comes in light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the entertainment industry due to the strike.
While the show may have come to an end, the talents of its cast and crew are expected to continue making waves in the industry, and future collaborations may be on the horizon.