According to an exclusive report by Variety, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ co-creator and Canadian Dan Levy has signed a new deal with Netflix to work on both movies and television for the streaming video giant, with the TV part beginning in July once his ABC deal expires.
As for the movies, Levy will start work immediately on an untitled romantic comedy for Netflix, that he’ll reportedly star in, write, produce, and direct. While no further details about the project have been announced, it is being reported that Stacey Snider and Kate Fenske will also produce with Levy.
“Netflix offered ‘Schitt’s Creek’ a second home at just the right time and opened the doors to a whole new audience for us,” Levy said in a statement following the announcement of his deal with Netflix.
“Watching the show thrive there has only enhanced my excitement about continuing to tell specific, meaningful stories with them in both TV and feature film. A full circle moment.”
“Dan Levy is an incredible all-around creative talent, who thoughtfully approaches every story with a meaningful perspective. His work on ‘Schitt’s Creek’ charmed audiences around the world and we’re thrilled to partner and create new films and shows with Dan,” said Netflix’s Scott Stuber.
Levy is represented by WME, MGMT Entertainment, and Morris Yorn.