Marvel star Simu Liu has not been quiet about his anger over the abrupt ending of the Canadian hit series “Kim’s Convenience”.
The fifth season of the Korean-Canadian family comedy series “Kim’s Convenience” just hit Netflix in the U.S. on June 2. Fans might already know that it’s will be the last season of this popular series. The creators of the show have already decided to leave the project after the fifth season. Ins Choi and Kevin White and the production company, Thunderbird Films, chose not to continue with the series.
Simu Liu played the Kims’ estranged son explained his “host of emotions” in a Facebook post. He also revealed the reason why he will never reprise his role of Jung on the spinoff.
He wrote, “Season five of Kim’s Convenience comes out on Netflix today, and I’m feeling a host of emotions right now,” he began. “It is, of course, our last season, thanks to a decision by our producers not to continue the show after the departure of two showrunners.”
Liu also wrote, “However, the producers of the show are indeed spinning off a new show from the Shannon character,” he said. “It’s been difficult for me. I love and am proud of Nicole, and I want the show to succeed for her… but I remain resentful of all of the circumstances that led to the one non-Asian character getting her own show. And not that they would ever ask, but I will adamantly refuse to reprise my role in any capacity.”
He added, “I love this show and everything it stood for. I saw firsthand how profoundly it impacted families and brought people together. It’s truly SO RARE for a show today to have such an impact on people, and I wanted very badly to make the schedules work. I can appreciate that the show is still a hit and is enjoyed by many people,” he said. “But I remain fixated on the missed opportunities to show Asian characters with real depth and the ability to grow and evolve.”
You may like to enjoy all five seasons of “Kim’s Convenience” which are now streaming on Netflix.