The first trailer for Welcome to Flatch, the US remake of This Country, has been released.
The sitcom is based on the BBC3 mockumentary created by Daisy and Charlie Cooper and based here in the Cotswolds.
Instead of Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe, we are introduced to cousins Shrub and Kelly Mallet, played by Sam Straley and Chelsea Holmes. We also get to see their version of the Vicar, Father Joe who is played by Seann William Scott.
The Welcome to Flatch synopsis reads: "When a documentary crew sets out to explore the lives of residents in a small American town - their dreams, their concerns - they stumble upon the midwestern town of Flatch, which is made up of many eccentric personalities.
"It's a place you want to visit and maybe even stay. If there was a decent motel. Which there is not."
The series is billed to air on American network Fox in early 2022.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards 2021 yesterday.
Cotswolds based comedy This Country has been nominated in four major categories.
Writers and stars of the show Daisy and Charlie Cooper have been nominated in both the Female Performance In A Comedy Programme and Male Performance In A Comedy Programme categories respectively.
They are both nominated in the Writer: Comedy category with the show itself up for the Scripted Comedy award.
The Virgin Media BAFTAs take place on Sunday 6 June and the Television Craft Awards on Monday 24 May.
You can see all the BAFTA nominations here - www.bafta.org/television/awards/tv-2021
The BBC confirmed last night that the third series of the Bafta award-winning comedy This Country will be the last.
The show, created by siblings Charlie and Daisy Cooper, and filmed in the Cotswolds, first landed on our screens back in 2017 and has since won and array of awards.
It will be the first series not to feature the brilliant Michael "Slugs" Sleggs who sadly passed away in July 2019.
On an Instagram post confirming the news of the third series being the last, Daisy wrote "It's been the most incredible journey of my life and I'm so grateful to you all"
This Country will return to our screens on February 17th on BBC3.
BAFTA award-winning comedy This Country returns to the Cotswolds for a one-off sneak preview screening of the new BBC Three series on Thursday 23 January.
Held in Daisy and Charlie Cooper’s home town of Cirencester you can be the first to see an exclusive preview of the first two episodes followed by a Q&A with the brother and sister stars, producer Simon Mayhew-Archer and director Tom George.
Apply by following the link below for your chance to see what Kerry and Kurtan have been up to before everyone else and get an exclusive insight into the making of the show!
Tickets will be allocated by random draw with 70% of the tickets going to local postcodes* and 30% going to the rest of the UK.
You can register at any time until 10am on Friday 10 January.
You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.
* Local postcodes: B50, BA1, BA11, BA13, BA14, BA15, BA2, BA3, BS12, BS15, BS16, BS17, BS18, BS30, BS31, BS32, BS34, BS35, BS36, BS37, BS5, BS7, BS80, CV36, CV37, GL1, GL10, GL11, GL12, GL13, GL14, GL15, GL16, GL17, GL18, GL19, GL2, GL20, GL3, GL4, GL5, GL50, GL51, GL52, GL53, GL54, GL55, GL56, GL6, GL7, GL8, GL9, HR8, HR9, NP16, NP5, NP6, OX1, OX11, OX12, OX13, OX14, OX15, OX18, OX2, OX20, OX25, OX28, OX29, OX3, OX33, OX5, OX6, OX7, OX8, RG15, RG16, RG17, RG18, RG20, SN1, SN10, SN11, SN12, SN13, SN14, SN15, SN16, SN17, SN2, SN25, SN26, SN3, SN38, SN4, SN5, SN6, SN7, SN8, SN9, SN99, WR10, WR11, WR12, WR13, WR14, WR5, WR8
Series 3 of the hugely popular BBC comedy This Country will be aired in February 2020.
The mockumentary following the lives of cousins Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe, played by Daisy and Charlie Cooper is filmed in and around the town of Northleach here in the Cotswolds.
Charlie said to us this morning "We've just finished the editing on series 3 which we think might be the best yet. We can't wait to for everyone to see it when it launches in February. Expect more of the same nonsense from Kerry and Kurtan as well as a few new characters!"
You can catch up on the first two series and "aftermath" on the BBC iPlayer by clicking HERE.
This Country returned this month for an incredible one off special where we found out what happened to Kerry and Martin Mucklowe after their arrest at the end of Series 2
BBC 3 have just released the best deleted scenes from 'The Aftermath' and they're brilliant!
You can watch it here - www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06mp1r8/this-country-the-aftermath
When BBC 3 disappeared from our screens last year many, including myself, have had very little to do with it online. This was until I saw an advert set in Northleach with an unruly looking woman in a Swindon Town football shirt saying "I've got enemies everywhere. I've got enemies in South Cerney, I've got enemies in North Cerney, I've got enemies in Cerney Wick. I've got enemies in Bourton on the Water". What the hell is this?
I did some digging and found that This Country is a mockumentary created by Charlie and Daisy May Cooper playing characters Kurtan and Kerry Mucklowe respectively. They are pretty much everything you want to avoid in the countryside and something The Cotswolds sweeps under the proverbial carpet. They swear a lot. They are self-confessed bullies and they are both emotionally unstable. It is actually bloody brilliant. Both the acting and script are incredible and the chalk and cheesiness of stunning countryside and the depths of society is bizarre, yet wonderful at the same time.
This is up there with anything that Ricky Gervais has done. If The Office and Benefit Street collided in the Cotswolds, This Country is what you would get. It is a work of art.
Watch it now on BBC. You have only missed the first two episodes!
Episode 1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04qvrhb/this-country-1-scarecrow
Episode 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04rkg5r/this-country-2-mandy