Schitt’s Creek‘s sixth and final season arrived on Netflix earlier than expected, said series co-creator, executive producer and star Dan Levy.
The show was originally set to release its sixth season on Netflix on October 7, but the series launched in US broadcast syndication on September 28.
Dan Levy announced on Twitter Saturday morning about the good news, and posted, “Surprise!” with a GIF of co-star Catherine O’Hara.
The CBC-commissioned sitcom, which made history by pulling off an unprecedented sweep of the comedy categories at the Primetime Emmy Awards, premiered on Pop TV in January 2015 and wrapped its sixth and final season in April.
Schitt’s Creek became the first series to sweep all categories in its field during the Emmy’s with Outstanding Comedy Series and wins for each of its nominated cast, a feat that was never accomplished in the past.
With nine Emmy wins, it broke the record for the most wins for a comedy series in a single year.
Co-creator Dan Levy stars the show as David Rose, alongside his father Eugene Levy who plays the Rose family patriarch Johnny, as well as O’Hara as Moira Rose and Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose.
The story centers around the wealthy Rose family who suddenly found themselves broke, and forced to move to a small town called Schitt’s Creek, a place Johnny bought as a joke for David’s birthday in 1991.
Eugene Levy and O’Hara took home their first-ever Emmy’s for acting, while Dan Levy and Murphy took home the supporting actor and actress awards.
The younger Levy also won for writing and co-directing the series.
Comedy Central has aired all six seasons of the Canadian comedy series since October 2, with five episodes airing back-to-back each Friday.
The final season was shown on Pop TV earlier this year.