RIP ‘Our Kind of People’: Fox Cancels The Lee Daniels Produced, Yaya DaCosta-Led Drama After One Season

Posted May 18, 2022

The curtain has closed on FOX‘s freshman series ‘Our Kind of People’ after just one season.

The Yaya DaCosta-led drama has been canceled by Fox as of last week.

Based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class” and produced by Lee Daniels and Karin Gist, the series takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for more than 50 years.

“Our Kind of People” follows strong-willed, single mom Angela Vaughn (DaCosta) as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. The show is a soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.

Along with DaCosta (“Chicago Med,” “Whitney”), “Our Kind of People” stars Morris Chestnut (“The Resident”), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Nadine Ellis (“Let’s Stay Together”), Lance Gross (“Hawaii 5-0”), Rhyon Nicole Brown (“Empire”), Kyle Bary (“Ginny & Georgia”) and newcomer Alana Bright.

The show debuted last September as part of Fox’s fall lineup. The show’s 12-episode first season concluded with the finale Jan. 25. During its run, “Our Kind of People” averaged a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s delayed viewing data.


We’re personally very sad to see the show go as we were weekly watchers. RIP OKOP!

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