The 5th installment of the Emmy nominated sitcom will drop on the streaming platform next week, six months after it premiered on Pop TV.
It's finally time to pour us another glass of wine, ladies and gentlemen. Putting an end to our 6-month-long wait to catch up with the Canadians in the Schitt's Creek race, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is making their way to Netflix with their 5th season this month. According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, the 5th installment of the Emmy nominated sitcom will now be available on the streaming platform next week on October 10, bringing us one step closer to the series finalé next year.
Speaking to the publication earlier this year, the comedy hit's co-creator Dan Levy spoke about the show's unique journey to success in America thanks to Netflix. "The show has been well-known in Canada for some time, but it's only been in the last little while that I've been walking down the street in the U.S. and people have come up and said either 'I love your show' or 'Thank you.' I never know what to say. 'Um…you’re welcome?' But, I think because we're Canadian, it all comes with a grain of salt and we all know it could go away tomorrow. We're still just that little team up in Canada just trying to get a show made," said Dan, who co-created the show with his father Eugene Levy.
As true fans of the hit series are well aware of, apart from creating the show, the Levy father-son duo has also been consistently delivering their hilarious real-life chemistry impeccably on-screen when portraying the characters of Johnny and David Rose. Crediting his father for the show's title, the 36-year-old said, "The name came from my dad, who'd had a very funny conversation with one of his friends. I think it was one of those boozy conversations you have over a dinner where they started talking about a town where there would be, like, Schitt Hardware and Schitt whatever it is."
Dan continued, "And he thought, 'What if [the Roses] bought the town because of its funny, terrible name?' And that really stuck with us. A lot of networks were suggesting, 'Why don't you change it to Up a Creek?' or other plays on the name, but that was never really what we wanted." He also explained their decision to end the series with the upcoming 6th season, saying, "I had always known that that was the case. In fact, I had thought it was going to be five. Then we were given the opportunity to do two more seasons, and I thought, 'Okay, I can tell the end of this story in 28 episodes.'"
"I feel really confident that we’ve really mined everything we could. But the world doesn't explode at the end of it. If there is something that comes up down the line that feels compelling enough to bring our troupe back together and continue to tell a story, so be it. I'm not one to lay down the iron fist and say, 'This is it forever.' This is just it for now," the Canadian actor concluded. So, I guess we still have hope for more Rose family shenanigans? Yay!