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

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, "Schitt's Creek" said its final goodbye to audiences and fans, bringing this plucky and sweet series to a close after six seasons. Though many fans would have happily let the show continue 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 season would be its last.

"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," Levy wrote.

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 was 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.

"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,'" Levy told the outlet.

"I had intended to end it in Season 5, 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," he continued. "The minute I knew that was the minute I started writing to the end."

However, it wasn't easy for Levy to part ways with David Rose, his utterly unique character. "The last day of shooting was the most emotional day I think I've ever had in my life," he admitted. "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" (via GQ).

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.

Dan Levy isn't totally opposed to bringing it back

Dan Levy has consistently said that he is happy with how "Schitt's Creek" ended and never wanted to drag the series out simply for the sake of appeasing fans. However, he admits that he isn't opposed to the idea of a revival. As he said told Variety in 2020, they were aiming to keep the finale open-ended.

In a 2019 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Levy reiterated that he had always planned to end the series the way it had. However, he didn't stop there. "I feel really confident that we've really mined everything we could," he said. "But the world doesn't explode at the end of it."

With that in mind, he goes on to say that it's possible that "Schitt's Creek" could return in the future. "If there is something that comes up down the line that feels compelling enough to bring our troupe back together and continue to tell a story, so be it," he told the outlet.

"I'm not one to lay down the iron fist and say, 'This is it forever,'" he added. "This is just it for now."

Other cast members have some ideas

Dan Levy might be finished with "Schitt's Creek," but some of his costars have ideas about how the Roses could reunite someday. In a Variety cover story that chronicled the rise and reign of the series, Annie Murphy shared her 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 goodbyes. The experience was just as emotional for the actors as it was for the characters.

"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," she said.

Murphy implied she would be on board for a revival. When interviewer Kate Aurthur said she thought 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 Schitt's Creek cast has been busy with other projects

Coming off of a critically-acclaimed final season that dominated the 2020 Emmys, it's no surprise that the cast of "Schitt's Creek" has stayed booked and busy since the series concluded. Eugene and Dan Levy co-wrote "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt's Creek," a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making the show shortly after.

Dan went on to star in "Happiest Season," a queer Christmas rom-com directed by Clea DuVall. He also had a recurring voice acting role in the animated series "Q-Force" and is set to host the upcoming HBO cooking competition series "The Big Brunch."

His father, Eugene, starred in Kacey Musgraves' "Star-Crossed: The Film" and collaborated with Catherine O'Hara on the animated Canadian short film "The Beast: Heroes of the Wildfire." He will also be hosting the upcoming Apple TV+ series "The Reluctant Traveler," while O'Hara has lent her voice to the animated series "The Last Kids on Earth."

Meanwhile, Annie Murphy scored the leading role in "Kevin Can F*** Himself" and is set to star in the upcoming second season of "Russian Doll." She's also set to star in and executive produce the comedy film "Witness Protection."

With the on-screen family's busy off-screen lives, it's understandable why returning for the seventh season of "Schitt's Creek" isn't a priority right now.

The lasting legacy of Schitt's Creek

Even if "Schitt's Creek" never returns in any shape or form, the 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 proud.

With Emmy wins under his belt and newfound fame, Levy, who signed a deal with ABC in 2019 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.

All six seasons of "Schitt's Creek" are currently streaming on Netflix.