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Will There Ever Be A Schitt's Creek Season 7?

On Tuesday, April 7, Schitt's Creek said its final goodbye to audiences and fans around the world, bringing this plucky and sweet series to a close after six seasons. Though many fans of the series would have happily let the show continue on into eternity to keep spending time with the riches-to-rags Rose family, the show's creator, Dan Levy — who spearheaded the show alongside his legendary father Eugene Levy — announced back in the spring of 2019 in an emotional Instagram post that the show's sixth seaon would be its last.

In the caption, the younger Levy wrote, "We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning. It's not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have." 

With that all said, in the aftermath of a finale that hit all the right notes and was beautifully true to the tone and message of the entire series, some fans are wondering if Levy, his father, and the rest of the cast — which includes Eugene Levy's frequent collaborator Catherine O'Hara and talented newcomer Annie Murphy as the two women of the Rose family — might be willing to return to the town of Schitt's Creek ever again. From cast comments to the show's perfect happy ending, we'll try and figure out whether or not there will ever be a seventh season of Schitt's Creek.

Dan Levy is ready to move on from Schitt's Creek

As far as Dan Levy is concerned, the time was right to move on from Schitt's Creek, despite how hard it was to say goodbye. In an interview with GQ before the sixth season premiered, Levy was unequivocal about his choices.

As Levy told the outlet, "I wasn't ready to go, but the story was set up to be finished. I wish there was more story to tell, because I would love to do this forever—but respecting the characters and respecting the quality of the storytelling, it just felt like, 'This is it.' I had intended to end it in season five, and then we got picked up for two seasons. And I thought, Okay, well... now I can spend 28 episodes instead of 14 building the last couple chapters of this series. The minute I knew that was the minute I started writing to the end."

However, it wasn't easy for Levy to part ways from David Rose, his utterly unique character. "It was really, really hard. The last day of shooting was the most emotional day I think I've ever had in my life," he said. "I cried for, I want to say, five straight hours, to the point where I had a splitting headache and didn't know what to do with my life. I wept when I took David's shoes off. I will never wear those shoes again — nor do I want to — but I was very sad to take them off." If Levy has anything to say about it — and as the show's creator, his word is pretty final — the Roses won't be returning to our televisions any time soon.

Other cast members have some ideas

Levy might be finished with Schitt's Creek, but some of his co-stars have some ideas about how the Roses could reunite someday. In a Variety cover story that chronicled the rise and reign of the series, Murphy shared some thoughts about a possible future for these lovable, quirky characters.

When asked if she thought there might be more Schitt's Creek, Murphy responded, "I've offered Dan [Levy] $50,000, and he's told me to go f— myself. I don't know! I don't think there will be more seasons. But a movie would be so nice."

Murphy, like Levy, also opened up about the last scene of the finale, which found the Rose family parting ways and saying their own goodbyes. Clearly, the experience was just as emotional for the actors as it was for the characters; as Murphy said of that last scene, "It was at the motel, and I worry that what the audience is gonna see is Annie Murphy and Dan Levy just having a snotty, snotty therapy cry. Not in character. Just us, as us, crying publicly on national television. It got to me by the end, of course. It has since, it leaves a big hole."

It's pretty clear that Murphy would be on board for any sort of revival — when interviewer Kate Aurthur said she thinks the show ended too soon, Murphy replied, "Write a strongly worded letter to Dan, please" — but in the end, that's obviously up to Levy himself.

The lasting legacy of Schitt's Creek

Even if Schitt's Creek never returns in any shape or form, the impact and legacy it left behind after six seasons is as undeniable as it is touching. In an hour-long special that aired after the finale, it became clear that the show's absence will be deeply felt as the years go by.

When all is said and done, the biggest impact Schitt's Creek leaves behind is its positive, thoughtful representation of its LGBTQ+ characters, including David Rose himself, whose speech explaining his sexuality in terms of what wine he likes has become one of the show's most famous moments. In the documentary, the cast — along with famous fans like Carol Burnett and Cameron Crowe — shared beloved memories of the show, many of which had to do with the love they received from their queer fans. From Pride Month celebrations to Moira Rose-themed drag nights to a series of incredibly emotional letters Levy received from parents of LGBTQ+ children thanking him for the show, it's clear that Levy and his team left behind a legacy of which they can be incredibly proud.

With Emmy nominations under his belt and newfound fame, Levy, who signed a deal with ABC to create entertainment for the network, has a lot to be proud of, even if he chooses to leave Schitt's Creek behind for good. If you want to rewatch the series or are just discovering it for the first time, don't worry — Schitt's Creek's first five seasons are streaming on Netflix now.