Netflix is losing out on another beloved comedy in favor of a competing streaming service.
Starting Monday, October 3, Hulu will become the exclusive US home of the nine-time Emmy winner Sheet Creekat which point it will no longer be available for binge-watching on Netflix.
‘Based on number Sheet Creek “We Slack GIFs every day, it’s no surprise that we are so excited to welcome Johnny, Moira, Alexis, ‘Daviiid’ and the unique residents of Cheetah Creek to Hulu,” Hulu President Joe Early said in a statement. Award winning, funny and intimate with our subscribers. We know they’ll fit in well.”
For starters: The Canadian comedy ran for six seasons (and 79 episodes) on CBC and Pop TV, and slowly but surely gained popularity as viewers spread across Netflix. Created by father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, the half-hour series focuses on “Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), ultra-rich video store mogul Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his ex-wife soap star Moira (Catherine O’Hara); and their two adult children – the Sheep. Black to family David (Dan Levy) and social worker Alexis (Annie Murphy),” according to Hulu. When the family suddenly finds themselves devastated, they have no choice but to move to Cheets Creek, a small town that Johnny once bought as a joke. They are forced to live outside a hotel, with their spoiled lives a memory, struggling to find jobs, relationships, and most importantly , knowing what it means to be a family in the beloved city they have reluctantly come to call home.”
The sixth and final season passed all seven major Comedy Awards at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor (Eugene Levy), Lead Actress (O’Hara), Supporting Actor (Dan Levy) and Supporting Actress. (Murphy), as well as outstanding writing and outstanding directing.
While Sheet Creek Dan Levy is heading to Hulu, and will remain at Netflix, where he is currently under a blanket deal to write and produce new series and movies for the streaming giant.