‘Welcome to Flatch’ Premieres on Fox March 17

Cast of Welcome to Flatch on Fox
(From l.): Aya Cash, Krystal Smith, Sam Straley, Seann William Scott, Holmes, Taylor Ortega and Justin Linville star in ‘Welcome to Flatch.’ (Image credit: Michael Lavine/Fox)

Single-cam comedy Welcome to Flatch has its series premiere on Fox March 17. Jenny Bicks writes and executive produces the series, and Paul Feig directs and executive produces.

Fox calls it a “docu-com.” Flatch is inspired by BBC Studios series This Country. When a documentary crew sets out to explore the lives of residents in a small midwestern town, they stumble upon the town of Flatch, which is made up of many eccentric personalities. “It’s a place you want to visit and maybe even stay,” said Fox. “If there was a decent motel. Which there is not.”

The cast includes mononymous actor Holmes, Sam Straley, Seann William Scott and Aya Cash.

Welcome to Flatch is produced by Lionsgate, BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm and Fox Entertainment. It is executive produced by Perkins Street Productions’ Bicks, Feigco Entertainment’s Feig, BBC Studios’ Angie Stephenson and Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper, who created the original BBC series. 

The first seven episodes will be released on Hulu, Fox Now and On Demand at 12:01 a.m. on March 17. ■ 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.