Netflix sprung a surprise for fans of the Emmy award-winning comedy series Schitt’s Creek. The streamer dropped the sixth and final season, as well as a making-of documentary, days before its announced schedule.
Original set for release on Oct. 7, Schitt’s Creek star and creator Dan Levy (David Rose) posted on his Twitter account that season 6 is ready for viewing this weekend. The documentary Surprise! Season 6 & the Best Wishes, Warmest Regards, is also now accessible for Netflix subscribers.
— dan levy (@danjlevy) October 3, 2020
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The Canadian comedy series ran its final season from January to April 2020 on PopTV. Four months later, Schitt’s Creek made Emmy history by being the first TV show to sweep every major award in the Comedy category. The series ended Emmy night with nine awards, breaking the record for most wins in one year, according to Deadline.
Last night happened so that this montage of my sister’s reactions could exist. Love you, @sarahlevy_ . Wish you could have been there with us…but this is almost better? Thanks for capturing it @outerbridge_g. 😂 pic.twitter.com/qKCIcdZtjj
— dan levy (@danjlevy) September 21, 2020
Schitt’s Creek follows the ultra-rich Rose family’s new experiences after losing their money and privilege. The Roses were forced to move to an unknown small town, which Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) bought as a joke.
The Roses end up living in a motel at Schitt’s Creek as they try to figure out jobs to earn money. Premiering in 2015, the Roses have been getting by the small town for half a decade.
The series also stars Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose), the matriarch; Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose), the spoiled daughter; Chris Elliot (Roland Schitt), the town mayor who occasionally helps at The Rosebud Motel; Emily Hampshire (Stevie Budd), the former motel owner who is now a the Rose family’s business partner and family friend; Jennifer Robertson (Jocelyn Schitt), the mayor’s wife and the Alexis’ school teacher; Sarah Levy (Twyla Sands), the waitress at the cafe; Dustin Mulligan (Ted Mullens), Alexis’ boyfriend; and Noah Reid (Patrick Brewer), David’s business partner and husband.
Ending on a high note
Schitt’s Creek was a favorite on PopTV for some time, but it didn’t reach mainstream viewers until Netflix acquired the show after its third season. The comedy also received recognitions and accolades even before its big Emmy win in September.
Dan, however, told Hot Ones that they decided to end the series after season 6 so as not to overextend its welcome.
“It was so important that people walk away at the end of our show loving it as much as they did when they started,” the actor and creator said. “So, a lot of that was just deciding, ‘This is as far as we can go right now with quality.’”
Dan didn’t also want fans to note that they watched the series until it got worse after a particular season.
“[We prefer] keeping the quality up, making sure the stories are strong,” he added.
Schitt’s Creek seasons 1 through 6 are now streaming on Netflix in North America territories, as well as Australia, U.K., Ireland, South Africa, and Japan.
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