Schitt’s Creek creator/stars Eugene and Daniel Levy joined co-stars Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event today to discuss the Pop TV series’ evolution over four seasons.
Starting out, the elder Levy commented on the way in which the show has functioned like “the little engine that could,” building awareness as it’s gone along to the world of Netflix and beyond. “Pop TV was the network that looked at our pitch and said, ‘Yes, this is what we want to do,’ so we’re very grateful to Pop. But I’m noticing, just traveling around now, that more people are coming up and talking about Schitt’s Creek and how much they love it,” Eugene Levy told TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. “I’m really flattered that the core of people that are watching our show are so fanatic.”
Touching on an upcoming Christmas episode in which we might see “a little bit of [the Rose family]’s old life,” as well as the thematic thrust of the series — centering on people learning to love and be a real family — the creators also discussed the inclusivity at the heart of the comedy. “The town itself is a community that deals with people for who they are, and not what they are. This is not a black, white or brown show. It’s not about gay/straight, city/country, male/female,” Eugene Levy added. “That’s the good feeling vibe about Schitt’s Creek.”
Recently wrapping up its fourth season, Pop TV’s flagship comedy series was renewed for a fifth season just last month.