‘Our Kind Of People’ Canceled By Fox After One Season

Leah Franklin DuPont’s fate may remain unresolved fox canceled freshman drama people like us,

The series, which was created by Karin Gist and Wendy Calhoun with Lee Daniels as executive producers, was given a 12-episode run when it was greenlighted under Fox’s straight-to-series model in March 2021. It drew comparisons to the Lee-co-produced EmpireWhich was very successful on the network but the linear ratings were soft.

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It follows the journey of Angela Vaughan (yaya dacosta), a single mother with a plan to retrieve her family name. But when he learns a bigger secret, his life is twisted by a mighty Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts family, who are unwilling to welcome Angela and her daughter into the neighborhood.

At the end of season one, which ended in January, Nadine Ellis’s DuPont was shot. Gist told Deadline that if the series had been renewed, she would have avoided shooting an assailant who was originally looking to harm her father, Teddy Franklin (Joe Morton).

“What I love about it is that we spent the season bringing families together and so, you always have to root out families and give them a reason to bring them back,” she said. “By the end of the season, the family breaks up because of Teddy all this. So hopefully, going forward, Leah’s injury will be a test to bring the family back together.”

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Geist said the second season would have been more “explosive.” Unfortunately, fans won’t get to see it on Fox.

The series also stars Lance Gross, Ryan Nicole Brown, Alana Kay Bright, Kyle Berry, Joe Morton and Morris Chestnut.

Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class, The series is a co-production between 20th Television and Fox Entertainment, and is executive produced by Geist and Claire Brown through The Gist of It Productions; Daniels and Mark Velez via Lee Daniels Entertainment; Pam Williams; Ben Silverman, Howard T. via Propagate. Owens and Rodney Farrell; and Montreal McKay.