Michael Schur is the guy behind The Office, Parks and Rec, the Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and pretty much every great sitcom of the last decade. Now he’s back with a new sitcom headed to NBC streamer Peacock and it looks like another great addition to the Michael Schur Cinematic Universe. Rutherford Falls stars Ed Helms as the descendant of the local town founder and Jana Schmieding as his longtime best friend who finds herself at a crossroads with him as the public starts to turn against the statue of his famous ancestor — which just happens to be positioned in the middle of the street. Hijinks ensue, and a bigshot podcaster played by Dustin Milligan (Ted from Schitt’s Creek) is there to figure out what’s going on.
The show stars two Native American actors — Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) and Michael Greyeyes (Nêhiyaw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation). There will be five Native writers in the writers’ room which means that this show will have “one of the largest Indigenous writers’ rooms on television,” per the release. Can’t wait, and we won’t have to wait long. The show will premiere on April 22.