EXCLUSIVE: FOX UK has secured the UK rights to TBS’ sci-fi comedy People Of Earth, which hails from Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels, after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. People Of Earth will premiere on FOX UK on Tuesday October 30th at 10:30pm.
People Of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham, who investigates a support group to write about the members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he recognizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction.
“People of Earth sprinkles some stardust on the FOX channel”, said Shoshana Wilson, Director of Programming, Scheduling and Acquisitions for Fox Networks Group UK. “With its dry humour and wacky wit, this seriously quirky series will appeal to our fans of FOX’s American Dad!, Family Guy and the cosmic comedy series The Orville”.
The comedy series – which despite initially being granted a third season renewal at TBS, was subsequently cancelled back in June – is produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and stars Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Nasim Pedrad, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson and Ken Hall. It was created by David Jenkins, who served as executive producer alongside Conan O’Brien, Greg Daniels, and showrunner Norm Hiscock.
People Of Earth is a rare comedy buy for FOX UK, who have a much larger footprint in drama. It joins a slate of first run U.S. scripted comedies on the channel that also includes fellow TBS series American Dad; FX’s Atlanta and Baskets; and IFC’s Brockmire and Stan Against Evil. FOX UK’s deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution covers both seasons of the show.
Check out TBS original trailer for People Of Earth below: