‘Our Type Of Folks’ Canceled By Fox After One Season – Deadline

The destiny of Leah Franklin Dupont might stay unsolved after Fox canceled freshman drama Our Sort of Folks. 

The sequence, which was created by Karin Gist and Wendy Calhoun with Lee Daniels as exec producer, was given a 12-episode run when it was greenlit in March 2021 beneath Fox’s straight-to-series mannequin. It evoked comparisons to the Lee-co-created Empire, which had a really profitable run on the community however linear scores have been gentle.

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It follows journey of Angela Vaughn (Yaya DaCosta), a single mother with a plan to reclaim her household’s identify. However when she discovers an enormous secret, her life turns into intertwined with a strong Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts household who will not be eager to welcome Angela and her daughter to the neighborhood.

On the of finish of season one, which led to January, Nadine Ellis’ Dupont was shot. Gist informed Deadline that had the sequence been renewed, she would survive the taking pictures from an assailant that was initially trying to hurt her father Teddy Franklin (Joe Morton).

“What I like about that’s that we spent the season bringing the household collectively and so, you at all times have to offer households one thing to root for and a motive to carry them again,” she stated. “By the top of the season, the household is cracked due to the Teddy of all of it. So hopefully going ahead, Leah’s damage would be the touchstone to carry the household again collectively.”

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Gist added {that a} second season would have been extra “explosive”. Sadly, followers won’t get to see that on Fox.

The sequence additionally stars Lance Gross, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Alana Kay Vibrant, Kyle Bary, Joe Morton and Morris Chestnut.

Impressed by Lawrence Otis Graham’s guide Our Sort of Folks: Inside America’s Black Higher Class, the sequence is a co-production between twentieth Tv and Fox Leisure, and is govt produced by Gist and Claire Brown by way of The Gist of It Productions; Daniels and Marc Velez by way of Lee Daniels Leisure; Pam Williams; Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Rodney Ferrell by way of Propagate; and Montrel McKay.

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