Dan Levy inks overall deal with ABC Studios

Under the three-year pact, the Schitt's Creek showrunner will develop and produce scripted projects for the studio.

Dan Levy picSchitt’s Creek showrunner, co-creator and star Dan Levy has signed a three-year overall deal with ABC Studios.

Through the pact, Levy, who previously served as co-host of MTV Live, will develop and produce scripted projects for the company, which is part of Disney Television Studios.

“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,” he said in a statement.

Produced by Not A Real Company Productions in association with CBC and Pop TV, the half-hour comedy about a wealthy family who find themselves bankrupt was greenlit by CBC in February 2014.

Since then, the series starring Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy and Annie Murphy has become a smash hit abroad, landing on Netflix in 2017 and with Lionsgate subsidiary Debmar-Mercury picking up the U.S. broadcast syndication rights to the show. It is nominated for four prizes, including Outstanding Comedy Series, at this Sunday’s Emmy Awards.

The comedy’s final season will premiere on January 2020 on CBC and Pop TV in the U.S.