Saying goodbye to “Schitt’s Creek” was an emotional affair.
Creator and star Dan Levy spoke to GQ about the sixth and final season of the beloved Canadian comedy.
Speaking about the increasing popularity and acclaim for the series over its first five seasons, Levy admitted, “I don’t know how it happened.
“I think inherently, the structure of the show always lent itself to: the more you watch, the more you’ll care. It was always our intention that you grow along with the family,” he added. “That the first season presents people in a very superficial light—and season after season, if we were given the opportunity, we would peel back the layers on these people.”
Ending the show after six seasons has meant many emotional farewells, though.
“We had to say so many goodbyes,” Levy said. “We said goodbye to our sets. We said goodbye to certain characters that didn’t come with us on location. It was just a lot of goodbyes. It did get to a point where I had to tell the team, ‘We can’t be acknowledging all the lasts, because it’s going to ruin me.’ We can’t say, ‘Well, this is the last time Dan picks up a pen,’ because I’ll cry, and I don’t want to cry over having picked up a pen. It’s not worth the tears.
Recalling the last day of shooting on the series, Levy shared, “It was really, really hard.
“The last day of shooting was the most emotional day I think I’ve ever had in my life. 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.”