Fox is launching a mockumentary comedy Welcome to Flatch On March 17th, we’ll drop the first seven episodes on Hulu.
It’s a rare move for a linear broadcast network, what director and executive producer Paul Feig called “unbelievable.” He said at a deadline moderated panel session at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
This series by showrunner and executive producer Jenny Bicks and Fague is based on the BBC Three comedy. This country And I’m following a documentary crew who set out to explore the lives of the inhabitants of the small American town of Fratch.
Michael Thorn, President of Fox Entertainment, said the team behind the series produced by Lionsgate, BBC Studios and Fox Entertainment is exploring new approaches.
“I think there are about 500 scripted shows on TV right now, so it’s very difficult to launch a show in a high-impact way on any platform. We’re taking a step back and something really special and unique. I felt there was. I figured out how to make this a success. Comedy isn’t going to be released in bulk, it’s slow growing. No matter how you experience it, the characters and shows are just like us. Hope to spread to … and the second half of the season is all about Fox, by the time viewers connect to the first seven episodes, at the edge of Episode 8’s seat, to a more traditional comedy. I hope to come back, “says Thorn.
He pointed to the following show Seinfeld office next door When Schitt’s Creek Everything started relatively slowly before the big hit. “It’s generally hard to start a show … it just takes time. I’ve found that it takes years for the animated series to catch up. If it’s a pattern, don’t fight. If this isn’t the case Don’t lie to yourself, try something new. That’s the nature of the way people are watching the show right now. “
Holmes, who plays Kelly Mallet, made a rare entry on television. Inspired by her ex-boyfriend who caught the eye of Fague and Bix, she started posting her videos online. Welcome to Flatch She was her first protagonist and called it a “dream show.”
Similarly, Sam Strarry, who plays Shrub Mallet, thanked his ex-girlfriend for inviting him to read it. “This is dedicated to our exe,” Holmes joked.
The team had an unusual route in which the pilot’s filming was interrupted and screened by a Covid-19 pandemic. They only shot one day before shutting down, but the team was able to create a 10-minute presentation. Enough for his team of Thorn and Fox to give them 14 episodes of command.
“It’s a proof of the performer. They all rolled on it. It was full, let’s start the show, and it was fun, but we certainly didn’t expect a one-day shoot. “Bix said.
According to Thorne, the presentation experience means that he is more committed to giving more presentations than traditional comedy pilots. Other comedy projects in Fox’s work include meteorologist comedy. Cindy Snow from Cabin attendant Creator Steve Yocky and Witness Protection Comedy Doll face Showrunner Michelle Nader.
Welcome to Flatch The original BBC series was produced by Bix of Perkins Street Productions, Fague of Fague Entertainment, Angie Stephenson of BBC Studios, Charlie Cooper, and Daisy May Cooper.