When it comes to the possibility of a return to “Schitt’s Creek” down the line, never say never.
“Of course I’d be open to anything,” co-creator and star Dan Levy said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday when asked if he’d be open to the possibility of a revival or a movie continuation down the line.
Levy, along with his castmates Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy and Eugene Levy, made one final appearance at the TCA press tour to promote the currently airing sixth and final season of the show. The panel opened with misty-eyed response to Pop TV’s farewell sizzle reel for the show, which just recently wrapped production last summer.
“The reason we’re all so upset is that none of us wanted to end it,” Levy said. “I could work with this team of people forever.”
Levy was briefly interrupted by a chipper “Okay!” from Murphy and a quip from his father (“I fought to keep it going, even if my character was the only character on the show.”), but he eventually circled back around to saying that he felt confident that six seasons was the right amount of time for the life of “Schitt’s Creek.”
“You have to respect the viewer — the viewer who has tuned in to 80 episodes of your show,” he said. “I don’t want to disrespect them, and for me it was the right time to end it.”
If “Schitt’s Creek” were to return in one form or another down the line, it would have to live up to that same purpose of serving the viewer, Levy explained.
“Obviously we could keep working together forever,” he said. “So yes I hope that there comes a point where it feels necessary to tell that story. I would love to revisit all of these characters; I would love to write for them again. I just think it has to be the right time, and it has to mean something.”
“We have to have a reason for it,” he continued. “So here’s hoping that we find a reason.”