Schitt’s Creek star and co-creator Dan Levy is the latest A-lister to sign a TV and film deal with Netflix.
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.
Thrilled to announce that Dan Levy and Netflix have formed a creative partnership that will have the four time Emmy winner create original content across films and series. pic.twitter.com/sqFjV5PyaA
— Netflix (@netflix) September 17, 2021
Levy’s TV work with the streamer will begin in July next year, following the end of a deal with a rival.
Schitt’s Creek, the beloved series Levy co-created with his father – the American Pie actor Eugene Levy, made history at the Emmys last year when becoming the first comedy to win every major award.
Its success was partly down to Netflix – it was after it arrived on the service its popularity soared.
Levy, 38, said: “Netflix offered Schitt’s Creek a second home at just the right time and opened the doors to a whole new audience for us.
“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.”
Levy 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 and Kevin Hart all have agreements with the streamer.