We’re so not ready to say goodbye.
The trailer for Schitt’s Creek’s upcoming sixth – and final – season has left us in tears.
Dan Levy, star and co-creator, unveiled the short clip on Twitter alongside the caption: “Here we go, friends.” It shows the Rose family, as well as Stevie and Patrick, in formal attire as Phoenix’s Love Like a Sunset Part II plays in the background.
Although the show is currently at its peak, both critically and commercially, Dan announced earlier this year that he and his fellow co-creator – and father – Eugene Levy were ending the show with its upcoming sixth season.
“We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we have envisioned from the very beginning,” they wrote in a joint statement.
“It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have.
“We are all so excited to begin shooting these last fourteen episodes and can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming love and generosity you’ve shown us. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of our fifth season as we prepare to shoot our sixth!”
Since its premiere in 2015, Schitt’s Creek has received universal acclaim from critics and has been lauded for its portrayal of LGBTQ characters, especially Dan’s character David, who identifies as pansexual.
The series stars Dan, Eugene, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy as the Rose family, wealthy and snobby socialites who lose their fortune and are forced to take refuge in a town they bought as a joke: Schitt’s Creek.
Earlier this year, it was finally recognised at the Primetime Emmy Awards, with nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Eugene Levy) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (O’Hara).
All five seasons of the show are now available to stream on UK Netflix.
We recently rounded up five reasons why you can watch the show, which you can view here.