Schitt’s Creek ended its six-season run in April with a warm and heartfelt finale, but we’re wondering if we’ve seen the last of the show or if there might be a Schitt’s Creek movie in the future? Given that other shows (most recently Downton Abbey) have returned with movie follow-ups after their official finales, series creator and star Dan Levy isn’t totally ruling out the possibility.
“I don’t think there’s a single person on our team, cast or crew, that wouldn’t want to come back for a movie,” he told People in November. “But at the same time, I think the success of the show really was tied so closely to the care that was put into it and the quality that was put into it. If I can come up with an idea that I think builds on what we’ve already done in a way that feels good and exciting and new and fresh and challenges our actors, then great. I go to sleep willing that idea to come to me.”
He continued, “It’s always good for people to miss you before you come back with something. So I think we’re going to let some time pass. And in that time, hopefully, I’ll get a little inkling of desire to start exploring more seriously.”
In a previous interview with The Hollywood Reporter following the finale, Levy explained why he doesn’t think there needs to be a movie or spin-off, but it seems he may have had a change of heart since then. “The reason we ended the show in the first place was because I never wanted it to get stale. I never wanted to overstay our welcome. I wanted this show to have a legacy that people return to. I wanted it to be included in conversations about great series and not just a great season. And that requires making tough decisions about saying goodbye. So the idea of reopening anything anytime soon is not necessarily going to happen because I think we need time and space.”
Aside from the creative reasons to take a break — temporary or permanent — from the Creek, Levy also is going to be very busy for a while! As Deadline reported back in Sept. 2019, he signed a three-year deal with ABC to develop and produce an unspecified number of scripted projects. He told THR that he’s excited to be developing other projects outside the Schitt’s Creek mold as well.
“This [comedy] isn’t all that I want to do. I have ideas for dramas, I have ideas for thrillers. I have ideas for other comedies. I don’t want to be limited to just a specific genre because that’s what I’ve become known for . . . In a way, we always considered Schitt’s Creek to be a drama that just involved funny things and people and circumstances. That kind of comedy is something that I think I’ll always be interested in, and I’m trying to write something right now that I’m really excited about that’s very different from Schitt’s Creek. All we can really do at this point is just focus and then try and make another show that means something to people and that’s that.”
The Schitt’s Creek finale, like the best TV finales, did balance out a sense of closure with a sense that there’s a future for these characters after that final scene. The final episode saw Patrick and David’s long-awaited wedding (although, in the show’s grand tradition, lots of small things went wrong before the big heartwarming moment went very, very right), as well as the departure of most of the Rose family from town. Still, there’s a feeling that this isn’t an ending for the characters, but a new beginning.
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