The first episode of the American sitcom Rutherford Falls aired on April 22, 2021, on the streaming service Peacock. Ed Helms, Michael Schur, and Sierra Teller Ornelas came up with the idea.
Also, since the second season ended on June 16, 2022, fans have questions about whether or not the show will continue. Even though it’s only been on for two seasons, the show has gotten some good reviews and fans.
So, it’s fair to ask what’s going on with the franchise, since many people have been guessing about whether it will continue or not. We’re sorry to tell you this, but it’s not good.
If you were looking forward to the next chapter of Rutherford Falls, you only had a short time to watch all of Season 3 before Peacock canceled the show.
The TV show is on a list with other shows that were suddenly canceled by the network. Here is what we know about the end of Season 3 of Rutherford Falls.
Will There Be a Season 3 of Rutherford Falls?
After two seasons, Peacock recently said that the show was over. Because of this, the show has no chance of being renewed by the network, as many original shows on major streaming platforms have been said to be canceled this year.
Even though the show had a lot of fans who wanted to see more seasons so that the beloved characters could have a good ending story, it didn’t get the green light.
Even though the show could have gotten better if the script and character arcs were changed, Rutherford Falls has joined a similar list of canceled shows.
Why did Peacock Cancel Rutherford Falls Season 3?
The following statement was made about the cancellation, according to Deadline: “It’s been a real pleasure to make these two seasons of Rutherford Falls. Mike Schur, Ed Helms, and I wanted to make something new, real, and smart—but also dumb—that would make you cry, think, and laugh when Reagan got kicked in the face or Nathan was put in a coffin.
Taking a line from Terry Thomas, who was played by the insanely talented Michael Greyeyes, I would say that before our show, most Native representation was a hate crime. That’s why it’s been a pleasure to show people the best of Indian Country.
In our second season, we got a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which continues to blow us away. We’re sad that our time at Peacock is over, but we’re very thankful to them for giving us a chance and letting us show off the talents of comedy legend Ed Helms and rising stars like Jana Schmieding, Jesse Leigh, Dana Wilson, Dallas Goldtooth, Kaniehtiio Horn, and many others.
We love these characters, the world we made, and the effect it has had. We will look into other platforms that the people of Rutherford Falls might be able to call home.
What Could Have Been the Plot of Rutherford Falls Season 3?
As of September 3, 2022, all eight episodes of Season 2 of Rutherford Falls have been shown. The season ended on June 16, 2022. Election, the last episode of the show, was written by Dash Turner and Kate Frydman and directed by Tracey Deer.
In the episode, viewers got to see how Terry and Nathan helped Bobbie get ready for the mayoral debate. Terry had just started his own cannabis business, and Nathan had been helping him with it.
Reagan’s land application is being looked at while Deirdre asks Nathan to convince Peggy or Ms. Fish to be her doula. During the discussion, Feather says that Bobbie is Terry’s shadow candidate.
Bobbie deflects this by bringing up the vandalism done by Terry and Feather’s kids, which angers Terry. When Sally asks Reagan to help her fill out a land application, Reagan decides to use her property to build a place for single people to live together.
Nelson calls it “their” land and is upset that they have changed their minds, but he accepts it anyway. Josh comes to Rutherford Falls to find out more about Bobbie, the new mayor after he tells Reagan he will show him around.
Nathan is interested in how confident Peggy is, so he sleeps with her just as Deirdre shows that she wants to be in a serious relationship with him.
If the third season of the show had been picked up, the story would have started right where it is now and gone on to explore character relationships and subplots. This could have made viewers want to watch the show for a long time.
Also, these plot summaries give viewers a general idea of the plot, but not the full picture that the show’s writers might have planned to bring from the pages to the screen.
Rutherford Falls Season 3 Cast and Crew
Here are the main cast members and short descriptions of their roles who were expected to return for the next season:
Nathan Rutherford, played by Ed Helms, is a proud descendant of the town’s founder and runs the town’s heritage museum.
Michael Greyeyes (Muskeg Lake Cree Nation) plays Terry Thomas, the CEO of the Minishonka’s casino, who wants big things for both Reagan and the success of their Nation.
Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Sioux), who plays Nathan’s best friend Reagan Wells, is a member of the Minishonka Nation. She wants to fight for her people’s history.
Jesse Leigh plays Bobbie Yang, a high school student who works for Nathan and is driven.
Dustin Milligan plays Josh Carter, an eager reporter who wants to know the truth about Rutherford Falls.
With five Native writers working on the show, it had one of the largest Indigenous writers’ rooms on TV. Teller Ornelas (Navajo), Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Tai Leclaire (Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk Nation]/Mi’kmaq), Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux), and Tazbah Chavez (Bishop Paiute/Diné/San Carlos
A Quick Recap
When trouble hits their small town, Nathan Rutherford (Helms) and Reagan Wells (Schmieding) are put to the test by their friendship. Nathan goes on a mission to keep the statue where it is after the mayor says that drivers keep hitting a statue of his ancestor and that it should be moved.
Since Rutherford’s ancestor was known for attacking Reagan’s people during the colonial era, Reagan has to decide how much she cares about her friend and how much she cares about her people, the (fake) Minishonka Nation.
According to the official synopsis, in Season 2 of Peacock’s hit comedy Rutherford Falls, best friends Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding) help each other deal with work, romance, and big changes in their small town and the Native American reservation it borders, which are brought about by Tribal Casino CEO Terry Thomas (Michael Greyeyes).
Where to Stream Rutherford Falls?
Peacock is showing Rutherford Falls right now. People can also rent or buy Rutherford Falls on Google Play, Vudu, and Amazon Instant Video and watch it that way. So, it’s time for you to renew your membership and stream the series, as well as explore another genre of TV shows and movies in the streaming service’s huge library.
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