Hulu Acquires U.S. Streaming Rights For Schitt’s Creek

One of the best shows of the last decade is making its way to Hulu, but you’ll have to wait for October.

Schitt’s Creek, among the winning comedies from CBC, kicked off surprisingly strong and never let up. Not only was the show a brilliant showcase for Eugene Levy, his son Daniel, and Catherine O’Hara, but the entire ensemble, including Annie Murphy, Chris Elliot, and Emily Hampshire, rivaled any in television history.

The show was constantly in talks during award seasons, nominated over 150 times, and made history in 2020 by sweeping the Emmy comedy categories with the most wins in a single season for a comedy – Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy; Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Annie Murphy and Daniel Levy; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy; and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Daniel Levy.

With all that, the series is still underappreciated and hopefully will find even more fans when it drops on Hulu on October 3rd. Part of the reason I say that, as a longtime superfan of the show is alluded to in Joe Farley’s (President of Hulu) statement announcing the rights acquisition – “We can’t wait to share the award-winning, blisteringly-funny, yet heartwarming series and characters with our subscribers. We know they’ll fit in nicely.” Like all of the best comedies, it isn’t just about the laughs, and the show delivers a lot of heart, and ultimately received a lot of attention from the LBGTQ community as a unique effort in the television world.

For the completely uninitiated, the show follows the fall of Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), an extremely wealthy video store magnate, and his family after they suddenly find themselves broke. With no other means, the Rose’s discover that the one “possession” that remains is the town Schitt’s Creek, which Johnny once bought as a joke.

Take a look at the trailer below, and if you still haven’t caught this one yet… well, you still have to wait a while for it to come to Hulu, but mark your calendar.

Commissioned by CBC, “Schitt’s Creek” is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The executive producers are Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read, and Ben Feigin. “Schitt’s Creek” is produced in association with CBC and Pop TV and distributed domestically by Lionsgate, and internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. 

Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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