September 17, 2021
Netflix has entered into a partnership with four-time Emmy Award-winning writer-director-producer-actor Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”) to write and produce scripted content and other creative projects.
Levy will create an original untitled romantic comedy feature for Netflix, which he will write, direct, produce and star in. Stacey Snider and Kate Fenske of indie studio Sister will also produce alongside 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. “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,” Netflix’s Scott Stuber, head of global film, and Bela Bajaria, head of global series, said in a statement. “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.”
“Schitt’s Creek,” which has found a worldwide audience on Netflix, broke multiple records at the 2020 Emmys, including becoming the most awarded comedy series in a single year, the first ever comedy series to win an award in all four major acting categories in the same year, and the most wins for a comedy series in its final season. Levy personally tied the record for most wins by an individual in a single season, and became the only individual to win four major categories (acting, directing, writing, producing) in a single year.