Stan today announced the brand new comedy Rutherford Falls will premiere in April.
Co-created and executive produced by Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place), Ed Helms and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore), Rutherford Falls stars Helms (The Office, The Hangover) and Jana Schmieding (Blast) as two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford and Reagan Wells, who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call.
The series also stars Michael Greyeyes (I Know This Much Is True), Jesse Leigh (Heathers) and Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek).
Rutherford Falls marks the next major Peacock exclusive to premiere only on Stan, as part of its landmark partnership with NBCUniversal.
The series represents a breakthrough moment in Native representation in comedy television, both in front of and behind the camera. Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) and Michael Greyeyes (Nêhiyaw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation) star in the series.
There are five Native writers staffed on Rutherford Falls, one of the largest Indigenous writer’s rooms on television. These writers include 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 (Nüümü [Bishop Paiute Tribe], Diné [Navajo], San Carlos Apache).
Rutherford Falls will premiere Friday, 23 April only on Stan,