For those of us who can’t wait any longer to read the new Schitt’s Creek book Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek, a little bit of relief has come.
The book itself doesn’t come out until October 26, but right now if you head over to Apple Books, you can check out the first nearly thirty pages of the delightful and insightful volume.
After an introduction by Dan and Eugene Levy and a beautifully drawn map of the town, the book goes into profiles of the characters and what it was like playing them, all written by the actors themselves. Eugene Levy writes about Johnny Rose, Catherine O’Hara writes about Moira, Dan Levy writes about David, and Annie Murphy writes about Alexis.
But it doesn’t end there. The actors who played Stevie, Roland and Jocelyn Schitt, Ronnie, Twyla, Ray, Patrick, Ted, Bob, and more get to write about what it was like playing the characters they embodied for six whole seasons.
“David’s journey over the course of the six seasons of the show was one of self-discovery and realizing that he doesn’t have to be defined by the social circles he surrounds himself with and the places he travels,” Dan’s character introduction starts. “Getting to play him was such a gift. It was a very slow but steady journey toward letting people in, one at a time, and then ultimately finding the love of his life in the most unlikely of places. He is a character that has taught me a lot.”
Others talk about how the show helped them learn more about themselves, such as Noah Reid, who played David’s eventual husband, Patrick.
“Patrick’s not me, and I’m not him, but, to paraphrase the great Mariah Carey, he’ll always be a part of me, and I’m part of him indefinitely,” he wrote. “We’re interlocked but not interchangeable.”
The book also features some very lovely fanart of the Rose family and townsfolk of Schitt’s Creek, and the whole book is sure to have a lot more!
Dan and Eugene Levy are also going to be taking the stage later this month at New York's Beacon Theatre on October 25 for a live event promoting Best Wishes, Warmest Regards.
"How do you follow a fun Rose family reunion at the Emmys?? With this!" Eugene said last month on Twitter, announcing the special live reunion (a hybrid of in-person and virtual live-stream) to fans. "The event will also be live-streamed for those fans who cannot attend in person. See you on the 25th!!"
You can check out the rest of the preview on Apple Books right now. You can preorder the book there for $16.99.