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Beloved LGBTI comedy Schitt’s Creek ending after upcoming sixth season

Beloved LGBTI comedy Schitt’s Creek ending after upcoming sixth season

Main characters of Schitt's Creek

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.

‘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.

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.

Others, though, were grateful the show wouldn’t be dragged on beyond its prime.

The fifth season of Schitt’s Creek is currently airing. The sixth and final season will begin shooting soon.

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