Eugene Levy Says a “Schitt’s Creek” Movie Is Very Possible: “We’re Open to Anything”
“Schitt’s Creek” ended its six-season run in April 2020, and ever since then, fans have been wondering if there might 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. “There’s nothing in the works right now to be honest, but you know, we’ve never stopped thinking about what might happen down the line. We’re certainly open to anything. I think when the idea that is the right idea presents itself, we’ll probably act on [it].”
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 really was tied so closely to the care that was put into it and the quality that was put into it. If I can come up with an idea that I think builds on what we’ve already done in a way that feels good and exciting and new and fresh and challenges our actors, then great. I go to sleep willing that idea to come to me.”
He continued, “It’s always good for people to miss you before you come back with something. So I think we’re going to let some time pass. And in that time, hopefully, I’ll get a little inkling of desire to start exploring more seriously.”
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 he may have had a change of heart since then. “The reason we ended the show in the first place was because I never wanted it to get stale,” he said. “I never wanted to overstay our welcome. 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. So the idea of reopening anything anytime soon is not necessarily going to happen because I think we need time and space.”
Aside from the creative reasons to take a break – temporary or permanent – from the Creek, Dan has also been wrapped up with tons of 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, like the best TV finales, balanced out a sense of closure with a sense that there might be a future for the characters after the final scene. The final episode saw Patrick and David’s long-awaited wedding (although, in the show’s grand tradition, lots of small things went wrong before the big heartwarming moment went very, very right), as well as the departure of most of the Rose family from town. Still, there was a feeling that this wasn’t an ending for the characters, but instead a new beginning.