Fresh off four Emmy nominations for his show Schitt’s Creek, Out cover star Dan Levy has signed a new three-year overall deal with Disney’s ABC Studios. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this was after an intense bidding war among several outlets.
Under this new deal, Levy will both develop and produce his own scripted projects. Levy is represented by WME, MGMT Entertainment, and attorney David Krintzman.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with ABC Studios in this exciting next chapter,” Levy told THR. “As I say a bittersweet goodbye to Schitt’s Creek, I look forward to the opportunity and privilege to continue to tell inclusive and meaningful stories that shine a positive light out there.”
In addition to being hilarious and one of the best acted shows on television, Schitt’s Creek has garnered such a devoted fan base because of the kindness with which it treats its characters. Levy says he wanted to create Schitt’s Creek as a town without homophobia. “From day one, the town was going to be an oasis in terms of acceptance and love,” he told Out Editor-in-Chief Phillip Picardi. “What we didn’t want was for the small town to be the butt of the joke.”
ABC Studios president Jonnie Davis said that “Dan Levy has proven himself as one of the most creative people in the TV business.” He added that Levy’s “writing, acting and producing skills will be a tremendous asset to ABC Studios, and we couldn’t be more excited to be in business with him.”
Does this mean a The Crows Have Eyes series is coming to Disney+? We’ll have to wait and see.