Fox has commissioned a US version of This Country based on the eponymous BBC Three series, which ran for three seasons. The BAFTA-winning series, which was written by and starred Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper, was set in the Cotswolds in rural England.
The project, which is a co-production between Lionsgate, BBC Studios’ L.A. production arm, Fox Entertainment and Feigco Entertainment, was halted by COVID-19 back in March after one days shooting. On the strength of that material and subsequent scripts, the 14 part series was commissioned.
This Country follows cousins Kelly (Chelsea Holmes) and Shrub Mallet (Sam Straley) who are filmed by a documentary crew as they go about their daily lives in idiosyncratic surroundings.
The half-hour series also stars Seann William Scott (Lethal Weapon) and Aya Cash (The Boys, You’re the Worst) as well as Taylor Ortega (Kim Possible), Justin Linville (What We Do in the Shadows) and YouTuber Krystal Smith.