When the news broke on Monday that TV series Kim’s Convenience would not be returning after their fifth season, Torontonians on Twitter had a lot to say about it. The hit series has become a Canadian staple over the past few years. Plus, it’s shot right here in the city and features loads of local actors. According to the announcement, its cancellation is because the two co-creators of the show decided to move on to other projects.
Because this city doesn’t take anything quietly, people flocked to Twitter in hopes of rallying a fan campaign to change producers’ minds. The hashtag #SaveKimsConvenience quickly wracked up hundreds of Tweets, with folks expressing their dissatisfaction at the announcement.
Here are just a few of them:
— Kim’s Convenience (@KimsConvenience) March 8, 2021
I refuse to accept this! Come on @netflix do your bit and #SaveKimsConvenience. There is a global audience demanding more! Wait till #ShangChiandtheLegendoftheTenRings comes out you will have an even bigger audience wanting more of @SimuLiu & StarWars fans love @bitterasiandude ! https://t.co/ySU6rimWCg — Valerie (@valshopaholic) March 8, 2021
— Dog of Smiles (@DogoTalk) March 9, 2021
#savekimsconvenience please save this little gem of a show, we have enough mindless shows with no appeal, bring back this perfect little day in the life show, we all can relate to in one way or another, wonderful cast and heartfelt storyline’s we love these guys, Save Kim’s — Vader (@lightsaber62) March 10, 2021
I don’t know if there is a #SaveKimsConvenience hashtag started, or if it would actually do anything, but man, the cast, crew and fans of the show #KimsConvenience would kill for a proper ending to the series. Imagine Schitt’s Creek never did their final season? What a shame 🙁
— Lee Howard (@leehoward_art) March 9, 2021
They’ve even gone so far as to guilt producers with comparisons to Canadian mega-hit Schitt’s Creek. Oof.
So will this be enough to save the Kim’s Convenience? Only time will tell. We all remember when a similar Twitter campaign revived the hit series Brooklyn Nine-Nine after it was cancelled a few years ago, so it’s not entirely outside of the realm of possibility. But of course every show is different, so we’ll have to wait and see if efforts from these fans really have an impact.
Along with the hashtag, fans have also started an online petition in support of their cause. At the time we’re writing this, it’s sitting at about 2,700 signatures. If you’d like to check it out and/or sign it, you can do so right here.