“Kim’s Convenience,” the Canadian sitcom from CBC, is ending after five seasons, the show’s producers announced on Monday.
“Authenticity of storytelling is at the center of the success of ‘Kim’s Convenience.’ At the end of production on Season 5, our two co-creators 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 (@KimsConvenience) March 8, 2021
Season 5 of “Kim’s Convenience” began airing on CBC on January 19. The Canadian show grew in popularity after being added to Netflix’s library, where the first four seasons are currently available to stream in the United States.
The show stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang and Simu Liu as the Korean Canadian Kim family, who run a convenience store in Toronto. Andrew Phung and Nicole Power round out the main cast.
Liu, who is getting the Marvel leading man treatment in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” said he’s “heartbroken” about the premature ending of “Kim’s Convenience.”
Disappointing news today.
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.
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) March 8, 2021