Fresh off the announcement for the premiere of the final season of his breakout sitcom Schitt’s Creek, series creator/star Dan Levy has inked a major deal with ABC.
Levy, who is openly gay, signed a three-year deal to develop a new series with the network after a major bidding war among other studios. Hey, we can’t get enough of him either.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with ABC Studios in this exciting next chapter,” Levy said to The Hollywood Reporter. “As I say a bittersweet goodbye to Schitt’s Creek, I look forward to the opportunity and privilege to continue to tell inclusive and meaningful stories that shine a positive light out there.”
“Dan Levy has proven himself as one of the most creative people in the TV business,” said ABC president Jonnie Davis. He also commented that Levy’s “writing, acting and producing skills will be a tremendous asset to ABC Studios, and we couldn’t be more excited to be in business with him.”
Levy, the son of popular comic Eugene Levy (American Pie, Splash), co-created the show Schitt’s Creek with his dad. It has since earned a devoted following and become the first-ever Canadian sitcom nominated for the Best Comedy Series Emmy Award.