Shang-Chi star Simu Liu blows up Kim’s showrunners and commodity producers in Facebook post
Today saw the fifth season of the hit Canadian sitcom Kim’s convenience arrive on Netflix, and with it the last episodes of the series. Rather than being renewed for a sixth season, the show’s producers chose to end the series after the showrunners announced their departure. This sudden conclusion came as a shock to fans and the show’s cast, which includes actor Simu Liu who can then be seen in Marvel’s. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings. With the final season now available to stream to many fans, Liu took to Facebook to dispel some misconceptions and rumors about the show and its future, while not pulling any punches at his feelings regarding the behind-the-scenes issues. .
“The show cannot be ‘saved’. It was not ‘canceled’ in the traditional way, that is, by a network after bad grades,” Liu wrote. “Our producers (who also have the Kim’s convenience IP) are those who chose not to continue. Neither CBC nor Netflix owns the rights to Kim’s Convenience, they simply authorize it. However, the producers of the series are indeed creating a new series of Shannon’s character. It was difficult for me. I love and am proud of Nicole, and I want the show to be successful for her … but I remain angered by all the circumstances that led to the only non-Asian character having her own series. And it’s not that they would ask, but I will categorically refuse to reprise my role in any capacity. “
Liu also raised the rumor that his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe prevented him from appearing in a potential sixth season, adding, “This couldn’t be further from the truth.”
“I wanted to be part of the sixth season,” he added. “I saw with my own eyes how deeply it impacted families and brought people together. It is really SO RARE that a show today has such an impact on people, and I really wanted them to schedules work. “
The actor also spoke about the fact that he did not get along with the other creators involved in the series, that the cast was “paid an absolute rate of horse poo (sic)”, alleging that he and his comrades of cast were “deliberately opposed” were never opened up to us in any meaningful way “as the on-camera talent tried to get more involved in the writer’s room.
Liu concluded his article on the series by paying tribute to the “Everyday Team” calling them “PHENOMENAL” and noting that “everyone has contributed to a positive work environment”.
He concluded, “In the end… I’m incredibly saddened that we will never get to see these characters grow up. That we will never see Jung and Appa reunite. That we will never watch Kim’s deal with Umma’s MS, or Janet’s journey of her own self-discovery. But I’m still touched by the volume and voracity of our fans (Kimbits … still hands down the best fandom name EVER), and I still believe in what the series was once a shining example of what can happen when doors collapse and minorities have a chance to shine. “
The five seasons of Kim’s convenience are now streaming on Netflix.