Dan Levy announces ‘funny, bittersweet’ Netflix project with Luke Evans

A Netflix promo of actor Luke Evans and actor-writer-director Dan Levy. (Getty)

Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy is set to make his feature directorial debut in new queer Netflix film, Good Grief, starring Luke Evans.

The award-winning creative, who also wrote the script and will star as the lead character, will appear alongside Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel, Celia Imrie, Arnauld Valois, David Bradley and Jamael Westman. 

A synopsis released by Netflix reads: “Marc (Levy) chose to distract himself from the loss of his mom with a comfortable marriage.

“When his husband also dies, unexpectedly, Marc is forced to confront the grief he’s tried so hard to avoid, sending him & his two closest friends on a journey of self-discovery.”

Posting the news on social media, Levy wrote: “Well, this is a g d dream come true!”

In a separate statement, Levy added: “Good Grief is a cautionary tale about friendship and loss and all the mess that comes with it when the truth is something you’ve evaded for most of your life. 

“It’s funny, it’s bittersweet, it’s a project that has helped me work through my own grief. And I hope it does the same for other people as well.”

Levy won over the LGBTQ+ community with his brilliant portrayal of David Rose in the critically acclaimed series Schitt’s Creek.

In the series we see David go through an emotional journey of self-acceptance over a beautiful character arc which ends with him marrying boyfriend Patrick. 

Fans have flocked to show their excitement for the new project sending over their congratulations and general joy at Levy thriving. 

Dan Levy getting to write and direct his own movie is proof good things can happen in the universe,” one person wrote.

While another added: “Dan Levy legit said, I’m gonna give the Gays everything that they want when he put together this cast.”