The beloved show “Schitt’s Creek” ended its six-season run in April 2020, and since then, fans have been wondering if there could be a spinoff movie in the future. After all, other shows (such as “Downton Abbey”) have returned with movie follow-ups after their official finales — and it seems like some of the stars of “Schitt’s Creek” are definitely open to continuing the story. In a Feb. 24 feature in RadioTimes, star Eugene Levy said that he’d still love to make something happen.
“We’d love to get together with these people again and take the show and the characters to yet another level,” the 76-year-old actor said. “At this point, there is nothing in the works, but we’ve never stopped thinking about what might happen down the line. We’re certainly open to any ideas.”
Back in 2020, Eugene’s son Dan Levy — who is also the series creator and star — shared similar sentiments, saying he hadn’t ruled out the possibility of a new chapter in the “Schitt’s Creek” universe. “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 at the time. “But at the same time, I think the success of the show was tied so closely to the care and quality that was put into it. If I can come up with an idea that builds on what we’ve already done in a way that feels good and exciting and new, then great.”
In a previous interview with The Hollywood Reporter following the finale, Dan explained why he didn’t think there needs to be a movie or spinoff, though his opinion may have changed since then. “The reason we ended the show in the first place was because I never wanted it to get stale,” he said. “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.”
Dan has also been busy with other projects since the show ended. He’s hosting a cooking show for HBO Max called “The Big Brunch”; is directing and starring in a rom-com called “Good Grief” for Netflix; is starring as a teacher in the fourth season of Netflix’s “Sex Education”; and will also appear in The Weeknd’s forthcoming HBO project, “The Idol” — to name just a few of his upcoming gigs.
Back in 2020, Dan told The Hollywood Reporter that he was excited to be developing other projects outside the “Schitt’s Creek” mold. “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,” he said. “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 left viewers with a sense of closure while also hinting at a future for the characters after the final scene. Patrick and David had their long-awaited wedding (with some small hiccups along the way), and most of the Rose family departed town — leaving fans with the feeling that this wasn’t an ending for them, but instead a new beginning.