The hilarious comedy 'Schitt's Creek' is nearing the end of its days. The show recently released the trailer for season six, the last season of the show. Showrunners, lead actors and father and son duo Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy spoke at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys on Sunday and weighed in on what's in store for the final season.
'Schitt's Creek' is about a ridiculously rich family being losing everything to fraud except for town that the father bought as a joke called Schitt's Creek.
Son Daniel Levy promised that the season finale will leave viewers satisfied.
“You want to give the characters everything they want, and you also want to give the fans everything they want,” Daniel said, “and I think in the final series of a show it’s about marrying those two expectations. There will be times that are slightly more emotional or slightly darker. There will be humor in that. There will be tears in that. There will be joy in that. ”
"We had a director who came on a couple of seasons ago and he described the show as ‘breaking good’. When you’re trying to bring out the best in people, you’re going to get a really lovely blend of comedy and sentimentality, and it’s just riding that wave and never getting too heavy-handed when it comes to the emotional side of the show,” Levy continued. While many fans are sad to see the show come to an end, it was hilarious and heartwarming as the finale will likely be.
Daniel Levy also spoke about what it's like to work side by side with his father. The two created, wrote and acted on the show together.
"I sleep with a neck brace. I wish I was joking,” Daniel said flatly. “We have a great time when all the pieces come together and they work. It really is quite a magical experience to be a part of.” He also described watching his father act with Catherine O'Hara as a "masterclass in comedy."
Eugene Levy has plenty of experience in comedy starring in all eight 'American Pie' films as well as playing a fully improvised role in 'Waiting For Guffman.' He discussed the importance of creating solid characters in comedy.
“That’s the great thing about a good character comedy, which is what we set out to make in the beginning,” Eugene said in regards to the show's characters. “When your characters are as beautifully developed as these characters you can take the audience for a ride.”