It was just revealed that Kim’s Convenience, a comedy series that aired on CBC, will be ending after five seasons.
The series centered on a Korean-Canadian family who, while running a convenience store in Toronto, deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them.
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang and future Marvel star Simu Liu all starred in the series.
After hearing of the news, Simu reacted to it on social media.
“Disappointing news today,” he started out. “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 added, “Thanks for all your love and support. This isn’t goodbye, only #OKSeeYou.”
Click inside to read all of Simu’s note about the cancellation of Kim’s Convenience…
Read all of Simu’s statement here…
“I know what you’re thinking and, to be clear, I was fully expecting to come back for our sixth season. In fact, I was probably more excited that I’ve ever been; in many wats I thought Jung would be liberated this coming season, and he would finally get to show some of the growth that I had begged our writers for year after year.
“It pains me that we will never see the full reconciliation between Jung and Appa. It pains me that we will never see Jung figure out what he wants to do with his life. Most of all, it pains me that we will never see the Kims all together as a family, bidding farewell to the bodega that has defined their immigrant journey. I was all in this year. I wanted to be in every episode. I wanted to participate in the writer’s room. I wanted to direct an episode.
“I feel we deserved better. I feel that you, ur most amazing fans, deserved better.
“Entirely separate from my personal opinions on the termination of the show, however, is the immense pride in all that I feel we have achieved. We were Canada’s number one family sitcom from the moment we premiered in 2016, and then went on to reach a much larger global audience through Netflix. The whole world tuned in to watch the shenanigans or Appa, Umma, Janet, Jung, Kimchee and Shannon; I’d like to think that our show brought everyone a bit closer together during this incredible divisive time.
“Beyond our critical and commercial acclaim, the show helped launch the careers of so many actors of colour: myself, the amazing Jean Yoon, the lovely Andrea Bang, the hilarious Andrew Phung and, of course, the incomparable Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. Remember their names. Call their agents. CAST THEM IN EVERYTHING. Out talent is undeniable and we are nowhere close to being finished.
“Thank you to our crew – our camera operators, grips, gaffers, sound techs, prop masters, hair and makeup artists, ADs and so many more- who have worked so hard to make this show great. It’s been such a joy to go to work every day with you. Thank you to our producers and our network for giving us the opportunity of a lifetime. I wish we had parted ways under better circumstances, but it doesn’t change all that you have done for myself and our cast.
“If Kim’s Convenience can stand for anything, let it be that amazing thigns can happen when you open the gates and allow more diverse and authentic stories to be told. I hope that we can all embody the legacy and spirit of this show, and fight to uplift BIPOC creatives and storytellers whenever and where we can.
“It has been an unbelievable privilege to entertain you for the past five seasons. Reading all of your positive messages and hearing how much this show has affected you has honestly been the highlight of this whole journey. Thank you for letting us into your lives. This isn’t goodbye…this is only ‘OK, see you’”
Simu will next be seen in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, out in July.
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