The beloved CBC sitcom about a Korean-Canadian family that runs a Toronto convenience store, which has found success in the U.S. on Netflix, will end with its currently airing Season 5. The final episode will air on CBC on March 16. “Authenticity of storytelling is at the center of the success of Kim’s Convenience," the producers said in a statement. "At the end of production on Season 5, our two co-creators (Ins Choi and Kevin White) confirmed they were moving on to other projects. Given their departure from the series, we have come to the difficult conclusion that we cannot deliver another season of the same heart and quality that has made the show so special,” the producers announced on Twitter. “Kim’s Convenience has meant so much to our cast, writers, crew and audience around the world. Despite the restrictions and complications of shooting during the pandemic, Season 5 is our finest season to date. It’s been a privilege and a very great pleasure to work with the ‘Kim’s’ family of gifted writers and performers for the last five years. Thank you to our fans for the love and support you’ve given this show.” Kim's Convenience star Simu Liu, who plays the lead in the upcoming Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, said he’s “heartbroken” about the premature ending of Kim’s Convenience. "Disappointing news today," he tweeted, accompanied by a lengthy statement. I’m heartbroken. I feel like my journey with Jung was cut short. I feel like you, the fans, deserved better. But I’m proud of all that we accomplished together in 5 seasons. Thanks for all your love and support. This isn’t goodbye, only #OKSeeYou."
TOPICS: Kim's Convenience, CBC, Netflix, Ins Choi, Kevin White, Simu Liu, Cancelations, Renewals & Pickups