Kim’s Convenience is coming to a close.
According to Deadline, critically acclaimed sitcom, Kim’s Convenience will officially be coming to an end after its upcoming fifth season.
Centering on a Korean Canadian family who runs a convenience store in a Toronto neighborhood, the series is based off of creator Ins Choi’s 2011 play.
Choi, who co-created Kim’s Convenience along with Kevin White, has, along with White, decided to move on from the series.
According to a joint statement sent out by the Kim’s Convenience producers on Monday (March 8), Choi and White’s decision to move on is what eventually spurred the decision to bring the series to a close after its upcoming fifth season.
“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,” reads the statement. “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. Kim’s Convenience has meant so much to our cast, writers, crew, and audiences around the world. Despite the restrictions and complications of shooting during the pandemic, Season five 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.”
The series, which first debuted back in 2016, is a Canadian production of the CBC, but airs out in the United States via Netflix.
Starring Paul Sun-Hyun Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang and Simu Liu, the series centers on the Kims— a Korean Canadian family who run a convenience store out in Toronto’s Moss Park neighborhood.