Netflix has given the green light for a second series of At Home With the Furys, the hugely successful reality series that follows British heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, along with his wife Paris and six children.
The show debuted last month, featuring footage captured inside the Fury’s home by a crew that the family welcomed. Despite becoming an immediate runaway success, with its first episode seen by 2.6 million subscribers, Fury reportedly wanted to “cancel” the show.
At Home With the Furys was praised for its candid portrayal of the difficulties of maintaining decent mental health in such a competitive industry, with the show depicting its main star grappling with retirement. For Fury, however, the stress of having a camera crew in his home proved too much.
His wife Paris explained to Capital XTRA, “We got halfway through filming, and he [Tyson] wanted to cancel the whole show.” Tyson confirmed, saying, “Yeah, I wanted out. I was like, a couple of weeks in, I said, ‘Is there any way?'”
“I’d be on the phone with my lawyers, ‘Is there any way I can get out of this, I don’t know what I’ve signed up for again.’ I said I’d never do it again; I’ve done it again. I’ve made a mistake.”
Continuing, the boxer attributed his fluctuating stance to “my bipolar going up and down all the time”, adding: “One minute I’m happy, the next minute I’m not and it’s very evident to see my emotional rollercoaster throughout this episode. And people are going to be shocked, because I can take 10 turns in an hour.”
Despite reservations, The Sun has reported that Fury has agreed to let the Netflix crew back into his home, and production staff have been asked about their upcoming availability. Considering Paris’ pregnancy with their seventh child, it’s thought that production of season two won’t commence until after the birth.