The Levys are ready to leave Schitt's Creek at last.
In a letter posted to Dan Levy's social media accounts, the two wrote that it was their decision to wrap up the series after the upcoming season so that they could end it on their terms.
"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 had envisioned from the very beginning," the Levys' letter said. "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."
Pop, the network that airs the comedy in the U.S., has also confirmed the show's renewal for one last chapter. The final season -- which, per the Levys' statement, is expected to consist of 14 episodes -- is currently in the pre-production phase; shooting is expected to begin in a matter of weeks.
This news will no doubt be bittersweet for fans of the quippy comedy. Who could possibly want the Rose family to disappear from their lives? What will we do without all of Moira Rose (Catherine O'Hara)'s unique elocution? At the same time, it's encouraging to know that the show won't grind to an unexpected halt and leave fans unsatisfied, wondering what will become of the family and the townsfolk they've come to know and love in Schitt's Creek.
Schitt's Creek Seasons 1-4 are currently available on Netflix. The series airs on Pop Wednesday nights at 10/9c, a day after its airing on Canada's CBC.