In the hit Netflix comedy-drama show created by Laurie Nunn, Dan will play Thomas Molloy, a cult author who is also the tutor of lead character Maeve (played by Emma Mackey) at Wallace University, the Ivy League college she has moved to the US to attend. He will be joining seven new cast members on the series including Doctor Who‘s Thaddea Graham, alongside show regulars Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Gillian Anderson, Aimee-Lou Wood and Mime Keene.
We have long loved David Rose’s character, including his brilliant depiction of pansexuality (most memorably, in season 3 of Schitt’s Creek he uses a wine analogy to describe this to Stevie – “I like the wine and not the label, does that make sense?”). And so where better to see the actor most known for playing him crop up in one of television’s most sex-positive shows: Sex Education? Yes, it’s nothing short of genius.
Besides given that Dan served as a co-creator and writer on the show (together with his father, Eugene Levy), we reckon he deserves much of the credit for this eye-opening depiction on Schitt’s Creek. So, we look forward to seeing how this background taps into his role in Sex Education season 4, for which a release date has yet to be announced.
We can totally imagine him playing a super-smart professor slash author, after his long-term stint as witty, acerbic David. Not to mention that Dan Levy recently published his own book, Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek, co-written with father Eugene.
The news of the casting was announced late last week by Netflix on Twitter, cue much applause on the social platform. Dan Levy himself also shared the announcement to his 1.3 million followers, calling it “VERY serious news” (perhaps a reference to his character’s very serious facial expression in the sneak peak image of him at the desk.