Dan and Eugene Levy make ‘tough decision’ to cancel Schitt’s Creek farewell tour due to COVID concerns
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Dan Levy and Eugene Levy have decided to cancel the Schitt Creek North American farewell tour on concerns over increasing COVID-19 cases.
In a joint statement shared on Friday, the father-son duo wrote: “To our amazing Schitt Creek fans, when we postponed the Schitt’s Creek: the farewell tour, we had every hope and intention to travel to see you later this year. “
“However, despite our best efforts to reprogram while keeping your health and safety at the forefront, we have found that state and local mandates vary too much to do so in the near future,” Dan, 38, and Eugene continued. , 74 years old. . “So we made the difficult decision to cancel all the tour dates that were planned before the pandemic.”
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“We’re sorry to miss you, and we’ll continue to try to find a way to see you in the future,” they added, reassuring fans that all tickets will be refunded.
The show, which premiered in 2015 on the Canadian network CBC, ended its six seasons last April. It stars Dan and Eugene alongside Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy as The Roses, a once affluent and disconnected family who are losing all their money and are forced to live in a small town, the last property they possesses.
Along the way, they meet eccentric townspeople played by Sarah Levy, Emily Hampshire, Chris Elliot, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, and more.
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Earlier this year, Sarah, 34, who played cafe owner Twyla, told PEOPLE hosts Jeremy Parsons and Janine Rubenstein that she would be in attendance for a follow-up film for the comedy series.
“I keep hearing about a movie!” she said. “It remains to be seen, but I’m here for it if it does.”
Speaking to PEOPLE last year, Dan also spoke of a potential Schitt Creek movie.
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“I don’t think there’s a single person on our crew, cast or crew who wouldn’t want to come back for a movie,” he said in an interview for the PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive issue.
“But at the same time, I think the success of the show was really about the care and quality that went into it,” he continued. “If I can come up with an idea that I think builds on what we’ve done before in a way that feels good and exciting and new and fresh and challenges our actors, then great. I fall asleep. wanting this idea to come to me. “
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