Oh My God, David: Dan Levy Is Publishing a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Book With His Father
Oh my god, David! That’s more or less what Schitt’s Creek fans are saying after news broke that Dan and Eugene Levy are publishing a tie-in book about their hit comedy series. Titled Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek, it will bring fans back into the world of the show, offering behind-the-scenes insights, fun illustrations, and more. Read on to learn what fans can expect from the upcoming release and when it will be available.
‘Schitt’s Creek’ ended with its sixth season in 2020
Schitt’s Creek came to a close in 2020, bringing six seasons of storytelling together in a finale that saw the Rose family moving on from the titular town at long last. The show’s final outing dominated the following awards season, sweeping the comedy category at the Emmys and bringing home two Golden Globes.
The show was Dan Levy’s first foray into television, something he pitched to his father, who helped him bring it to life. The two made a dynamic duo, both behind the scenes and in their starring roles on the show. Dan spoke of their working relationship with TODAY.
“You have to really respect the person you’re working with, and I think when you do, it makes for a very easy go of things,” he said. “I have so long admired what my dad had done and … I think he really let me have space to find my own footing.”
When the pair decided to end the series, they recalled that it simply felt like the right time. Dan repeatedly emphasized that he wanted to avoid “overstaying” his welcome with the show. It seems he succeeded in that endeavor; Schitt’s Creek left fans wanting more, not less.
Dan and Eugene Levy’s book arrives in October
Both Dan and Eugene Levy clearly have a deep love for Schitt’s Creek. Because of that, it makes sense they’d revisit the show through another medium. Their book seems like a fun way to engage with fans. It will also offer viewers a keepsake to remind them of the Rose family.
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards will be a product of Trapeze Books. Publishing director Jamie Coleman told Glamour that she’s “delighted” the company is involved with the project:
“The show has established a position as the kind of escapist television that we’ve needed in tumultuous times. To enter the world of Schitt’s Creek is to escape to somewhere you don’t want to leave and for so many viewers, the series finishing left them bereft. Reading Best Wishes, Warmest Regards is like taking a trip back to the Rosebud Motel with the cast as your guide, a feel-good journey back to the creek that we all need.”
The book arrives on Oct. 26, 2021, so fans don’t have long to wait before diving back into the world of Schitt’s Creek. It’s also available for preorders, so fans who want to guarantee themselves a copy can claim one on the publisher’s website.
Dan Levy also seems open to a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ movie
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards will hold Schitt’s Creek fans over for a little while, but will they ever see the Rose family together on-screen again? Apparently, it’s a possibility. The cast — including Dan and Eugene — have repeatedly hinted at some type of reunion for the show.
Annie Murphy, who brought Alexis Rose to life, told Us Weekly that she’s game for a movie should one ever happen:
“I mean, I’ve been sending Dan $5 a day in the mail as a bribe. So far, I have not heard back about a movie officially. But, oh, my God, I would be just over the moon if that ever came to pass because I miss everyone so much every day. Just to see Moira again, I would pay a lot of money to do that.”
During an interview with Town & Country, Eugene responded to Murphy’s sentiment with a statement that’s not entirely hopeless.
“That pesky woman!” he joked. “No, not right now. I hope eventually. Listen, I love everybody so much. I love Annie, even for hinting at that. We had such a great time making the show and I think if the idea is right, I would love to explore what a movie could look like.”
Dan Levy echoed his father’s sentiment, promising that he’ll return to the series in some way if and when it feels right.
“If there is an idea that pops into my head, it has to be really freaking good because this is a nice way to say goodbye,” he said. “Fingers crossed we get a nice idea popping into our head soon … I would love to work with these people again.”
While fans wait for the Levys to come up with reunion ideas, they can enjoy the contents of Best Wishes, Warmest Regards. If nothing else, the book proves the Levys miss the world of Schitt’s Creek — a promising sign for anyone hoping for a comeback.