Peacock has set a Thursday, June 16 launch date for Rutherford Falls Season 2 and provided us with a first look at photos. Rutherford Falls Season 2 consists of eight 30-minute episodes.
The date announcement features a custom design from renowned photorealistic beadwork artist Brodie Sanchez (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe). You can view the art below.
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.
In Season 2, Rutherford and Wells help each other tackle work, romance, and major changes to their small town and the Native American reservation it borders, initiated by Tribal Casino C.E.O. Terry Thomas (Michael Greyeyes).
The series comes 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 and 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.
“’Rutherford Falls’ is back! Get ready to laugh, cry, and swoon. Do people still swoon? Well, they will now!” said showrunner, co-creator, writer and executive producer Sierra Teller Ornelas.
“Ed Helms, Mike Schur, and I had an absolute blast making a show that’s heartfelt, laugh-out-loud funny, and depicts Native Americans in ways you never see on television. Also, a lot of people get punched/kicked in the face. We hope you enjoy Season 2!”
The critically-acclaimed Peacock Original comedy series comes from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. “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, previously.
“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.”
“We are thrilled that Peacock has renewed Rutherford Falls for a second season,” added 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 features 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. The series also stars Jesse Leigh (Heathers) and Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek).