Few people in the television industry managed to make the audience laugh without any vulgarity. Making the audience laugh until their stomachs hurt, that too without any double-meaning jokes is something rare these days.
Among the people who manage to give a good laugh to the audience is the renowned Canadian actor, Dan Levy. After starting his career as a host of MTV Canada, Dan became a household name after the massive success of CBC’s 2015 sitcom SCHITT’S CREEK. Portraying the character of David Rose on Schitt’s Creek became a turning point for Dan as the show earned him international fame and made him a critically-acclaimed actor.
Netflix, along with CBC, played a huge role in giving Dan the popularity he deserves. Netflix decided to air the sitcom series on its streaming platform. This gave his popularity a boost, and his fame reached new heights. And it looks like Dan is in no mood for stopping, as the actor recently locked a huge deal with Netflix. Let’s see what it is about.
Dan Levy – The Rising Star
Born in Ontario, Canada, in 1983, Dan initially featured in a cameo role in Kelly Clarkson’s 2005 music video – Behind These Hazel Eyes. Dan moved to the path of success in 2006 after he became the host of MTV Canada. But the people who knew Dan Levy were still less in number. Then came 2015, the year that changed Dan’s fate and gave him the popularity he sought. Schitt’s Creek, which aired on CBC, made Dan a popular face among the audience. His portrayal of David Rose was lauded by one and all.
Later, in 2020, Netflix bought the rights of Schitt’s Creek and aired it on their streaming platform, gathering global fame for the actor. In the 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, Schitt’s Creek won 4 main awards in the comedy genres and 7 major awards in general, the highest by any comedy or drama series in a single. Since then, Dan Levy never looked back and confidently walked on the path of success.
Latest Netflix Deal
After the success of Schitt’s Creek, Canadian actor and comedian Dan Levy recently signed a million-dollar deal with Netflix. Netflix has roped in the actor to pen down the script for a TV series and a film that will add to Netflix’s diverse catalog. As per a statement released by Netflix, Dan Levy is currently working on his first feature project. The film, which will be a romantic comedy, will be written and produced by Dan himself, apart from playing the lead role in the film.
As soon as the actor completes his film, he will proceed with his Netflix projects. It is expected the actor might begin working on his collaboration with Netflix in July 2022. Earlier, ABCStudios, a part of Disney studios, signed a three-year contract in September 2019. However, the deal was aborted in early 2020. After this, the actor signed a deal with Netflix in September 2021.
Netflix is known to deliver top-quality content to its subscribers. With Dan Levy on board, it seemed that Netflix is gearing up for adding some more quality shows to its huge catalog. Dan Levy is known to produce some well-written content on the screen, and it will be interesting to know what the Canadian actor, producer, and writer will come up with for the OTT giant. Watch out for this space for more updates.