Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy signs big deal with Netflix

Los Gatos, California - Schitt's Creek star and co-creator Dan Levy is the latest A-lister to sign a TV and film deal with Netflix.

Dan Levy will produce, write, and direct new scripted content for Netflix.
Dan Levy will produce, write, and direct new scripted content for Netflix.  © Collage: IMAGO/NurPhoto & Starface

The acclaimed writer and director will produce "scripted content and other creative projects" for the streaming giant.

His first project will be a romcom which he will write, direct, and produce, Netflix said.

Levy's TV work with the streamer will begin in July next year, following the end of a deal with a rival.

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Schitt's Creek, the beloved series Levy co-created with his father – American Pie actor Eugene Levy – made history at the Emmys last year when it became the first comedy to win every major award.

Its success was partly due to Netflix: after it arrived on the service, its popularity soared even higher.

"Netflix offered Schitt's Creek a second home at just the right time and opened the doors to a whole new audience for us," Levy said.

"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," he added.

The 38-year-old Canadian is far from the first sought-after star to sign with Netflix.

The Crown's Vanessa Kirby announced a deal in August, while the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Zack Snyder, Steven Spielberg, Kevin Hart, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle all have agreements with the streamer.

Fans are hoping the Levys team up again for a Schitt's Creek follow-up, and more comedy fun.

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