All good things come to an end, unfortunately.
The good news is that everyone’s favorite Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek has been renewed for a sixth season. However, that season will also be its last, according to an announcement on social media from Dan Levy, the show’s creator and star, and his father, Eugene Levy, who also co-created and stars.
“We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we envisioned from the very beginning,” the Levys wrote in the note. “It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow.”
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— dan levy (@danjlevy) March 21, 2019
They added, “We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the way you have.”
Schitt’s Creek became a hit not only because of the strength of its cast, particularly the work of Catherine O’Hara as family matriarch Moira Rose, but because of the care with which it treated its queer characters, especially Dan Levy’s David.
“Writers’ rooms and television studios paint gay love stories with a different brush than they do straight love stories,” Levy said in a previous Out interview. “There’s more caution as to how intimate you can be. It was my intention with this relationship to never once question whether we were taking it too far.”
Schitt’s Creek airs on CBC in Canada and on Pop TV in the US, with episodes later coming to Netflix.