Not many Canadian shows make it as big as Schitt's Creek did. But it wasn't without years of struggling on Canadian network television until Netflix decided to pick up the comedy series. Now that the sitcom is known worldwide, many people are speculating that it will be up for nominations for the upcoming Emmy's. But maybe we're too Canadian to expect one? In a recent interview, Dan Levy spoke about how proud he is of Schitt's Creek.
Schitt's Creek was Dan Levy's writing and directing debut and first aired in 2015 on CBC. The show became a huge hit after it started streaming on Netflix in 2017.
In a recent interview, Dan Levy opened up about the beginning moments of the shows rise to fame and when he realized how big his show had become. He praised Netflix for opening up an entirely new fanbase for Schitt's Creek, and was reminiscent of the first time he was approached in public about the show,
"I remember being at my local coffee shop and like, a family coming up to me saying that they loved the show. Up until that point, we had a slowly growing audience on POP and we were a slightly more recognizable name in television up in Canada. But we were by no means, you know, in the zeitgeist of like 'talkable TV'.”
He was asked about the upcoming award season and what an Emmy nomination would mean to him and who he wants to see be recognized by the academy. His answer was surprising, to say the least. He believes that Canadians don't expect any awards, "It's not in our DNA." To clarify, he would be incredibly happy to receive an award.
"Listen, I would be thrilled if the show is recognized in any capacity because a win for either an actor or a writer or a director or the show itself is a win for the whole team because we were so collaborative in what we do that everyone is sort of invested in everybody else."
He says he's, "just so proud of our team", and that he can't believe he's having this conversation in the first place.
"The fact that we’re even having this conversation is a moment that is so surreal to me considering where we came from and the fact that this show is such a small Canadian show, it continues to astound me."
Dan Levy and the rest of the crew have decided that the show will end with their upcoming 6th season. We're so glad that Canadian's got the chance to have their creative stories told on an international platform. Thank you, Netflix!