Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek is coming to an end. Co-creator and openly gay actor Dan Levy announced the news on his Twitter account.
Schitt’s Creek follows the wealthy Rose family. When they lose all their money, they turn to the only thing they have left — a small town called Schitt’s Creek they bought for their son David (Levy) as a joke.
The family finds themselves living in a rundown motel and adjusting to life in a brand new world.
Levy co-created the series with his father, Eugene Levy. He posted a note from both of them to fans of the show on Twitter.
To Our Dear Fans… pic.twitter.com/FIXjD3gbzA
— dan levy (@danjlevy) March 21, 2019
‘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 had envisioned from the very beginning,’ the note reads.
‘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. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the way that you have.’
Both Levys star in the show; Dan Levy plays son David (who is openly pansexual on the show), while Eugene Levy plays patriarch Johnny Rose. The rest of the Rose family consists of mother, Moira (Catherine O’Hara), and daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy).
Fans are distraught
Fans, who have recently become more vocal and passionate about their love for the series, expressed their very mixed emotions on Twitter.
Many acknowledged the power and importance of showrunners getting to end a series on their own terms, which has not been the case with other diverse and lauded shows recently.
I'm happy you are able to say when/how things will end but 💔 to say goodbye to #SchittsCreek! 🙌🏻 I'll savor every second left of this season and next. I'll pray for good endings for our faves esp. David and Patrick! I guess it's true. Even the best things have to end someday 😭 pic.twitter.com/9cH9dRhMhF
— Suzan Burruel 🤦🏻♀️💆🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ (@suzanmarieb) March 21, 2019
As much as I love #SchittsCreek and would have watched it for 10 more years, when a creator gets to end a show on their terms, it's always for the best.
Grateful for this show. Grateful for the Rose family. Grateful for EW, DAVID. Always 💖 https://t.co/vXUXXXV1ca
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 21, 2019
Many, on the other hand, were simply distraught. They lamented losing these wonderful characters, and seeing queer romantic relationships like David and Patrick on screen.
How dare the powers that be end #SchittsCreek!!!! I just started watching, and I’m on the David/Patrick train, their beautiful love is giving me life.
Love you @SchittsCreek.
— Shefali Lohia (@ShefaliLohia) March 21, 2019
Absolutely heart broken to hear that season 6 will be the last. The show has been so heart warming and funny, and been a light in my life when I've been feeling awfully down. But I am equally happy that the characters I love will have an ending they deserve.♥️#SchittsCreek
— howard (@howardmhlee) March 21, 2019
This Mercury In Retrograde crap has reached new levels of insanity. #SchittsCreek can't end!
— Houston (@radiohouston) March 21, 2019
I’m mourning over Schitt’s Creek all day
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) March 21, 2019
Others, though, were grateful the show wouldn’t be dragged on beyond its prime.
dan levy keeps his place in my heart by ending schitt's creek at a respectable six seasons. a canadian ally in the fight against endless fucking tv seasons. my lushly eyebrowed king.
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) March 21, 2019
The fifth season of Schitt’s Creek is currently airing. The sixth and final season will begin shooting soon.