Netflix has signed a deal with Schitt’s Creek creator and star Dan Levy to write and produced scripted content and other creative projects for the service.
His first production in partnership with the streamer will be an as-yet-untitled romantic comedy feature, which Levy will write, direct, produce and star in, with Sister’s Stacey Snider and Kate Fenske attached to produce alongside him.
Levy is expected to commence work on series content for Netflix in July 2022. The service previously carried his nine-time Emmy Award-winning series Schitt’s Creek to a worldwide audience -with the show breaking multiple records at the 2020 Emmy’s, including becoming the most awarded comedy series in a single year.
“Netflix offered Schitt’s Creek a second home at just the right time and opened the doors to a whole new audience for us,” said Levy. “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.”
Scott Stuber, head of global film and Bela Bajaria, head of global series, at Netflix, commented: “Dan Levy is an incredible all-around creative talent, who thoughtfully approaches every story with a meaningful perspective.
“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.”