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‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu on “Betrayal” of ‘Kim’s Convenience’ cancellation

20 May, 2021

“At the end of production on Season 5, our two co-creators confirmed they were moving on to other projects. … We have come to the difficult conclusion that we cannot deliver another season.”

So started a March 8 Instagram post signed by “the producers” of Kim’s Convenience, a Canadian comedy about a Korean Canadian family running a convenience store. It became a hit after it was picked up by Netflix, ranking in the 85.7th percentile in comedy, according to Parrot Analytics, which measures demand over the past 30 days.

News of the departure of co-creators Ins Choi and Kevin White and the subsequent cancellation isn’t sitting well with star Simu Liu. The actor, who will likely see his profile skyrocket as the title star of Marvel’s first Asian superhero offering in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (out Sept. 3), wasn’t completely ready to ditch the small-screen for franchise superstardom.

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