Daniel Levy exploring animation, thriller and rom-com worlds post-‘Schitt’s Creek’

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TORONTO — Daniel Levy is exploring a variety of genres as his career soars post-“Schitt’s Creek.”

The Toronto-raised co-creator and star of the hit CBC sitcom is working under a three-year development deal with ABC Studios.

He says he’s now picking and pulling some ideas he used to jot down in a journal when he had downtime during the making of “Schitt’s Creek.”

Levy says he’s been “dabbling in the animation world,” is “playing with the concept” of a thriller, and would like to put together a romantic comedy for himself.

“Schitt’s Creek” is up for a leading 21 Canadian Screen Awards this week for its sixth and final season, which swept the comedy categories at the Emmys last fall with seven wins.

Levy is also getting the CSA’s Radius Award, which honours Canadians who are making waves globally.

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press