‘Good Grief’ Dan Levy’s Netflix Movie: Everything We Know So Far

The rundown on Dan Levy's first major upcoming title for Netflix.

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Netflix has unveiled a title and the headline cast for Dan Levy’s first new Netflix Original as part of his deal with the streamer. The feature film has now wrapped production and likely going to release in 2023 on Netflix. 

Signing a deal with Netflix in September 2021, Levy was announced to “develop scripted content and other projects for its film and TV libraries.”

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Dan Levy, who will write, produce and direct Good Grief, rose to fame through his performance in Schitt’s Creek, which catapulted into the zeitgeist with its licensing by Netflix. Unfortunately, the series recently departed Netflix US but remains on Netflix internationally for the foreseeable future.

Here’s the logline for the new Netflix comedy:

“Marc Dreyfus chose to distract himself from the loss of his mom with a comfortable marriage. But when his husband also dies, unexpectedly, Marc is forced to finally confront the grief he’s tried so hard to avoid, sending him and his two closest friends on a Parisian weekend of self discovery.”

In a statement, Levy said:

“Good Grief is a cautionary tale about friendship and loss and all the mess that comes with it when the truth is something you’ve evaded for most of your life. It’s funny, it’s bittersweet, it’s a project that has helped me work through my own grief. And I hope it does the same for other people as well.”

Who will star in Good Grief on Netflix?

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Cast grid for Good Grief – Headshots courtesy of Netflix

  • Dan Levy has been confirmed to also star in the new Netflix movie
  • Ruth Negga (Loving, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Netflix’s Passing)
  • Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Fast & Furious 6, and High-Rise)
    • Luke Evans is represented by CAA, United Agents, and Anonymous Content.
  • Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Nanny McPhee)
    • Celia Imrie is repped by Buchwald, Magnolia Entertainment, United Agents in the UK, and Personal PR.
  • Arnaud Valois (BPM, Spring Blossom, My Best Part)
  • David Bradley (Netflix’s Afterlife, Harry Potter, Hot Fuzz)
  • Himesh Patel (Yesterday, Tenet, and Netflix’s Don’t Look Up)
  • Jamael Westman (Identicals, The Essex Serpent)

Where is Good Grief in production?

Filming on the project began in late October 2022 according to reports and wrapped up in mid-December 2022.

In an Instagram post on December 12th, Levy wrote:

“Happy. Tired. Blurry. That’s a picture wrap on Good Grief. Grateful for an incredible cast and crew who helped make shooting my first film such an utter delight. Looking forward to putting it all together.”

The post notably was tagged with the location of Paris, France.

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The movie was reportedly shot in both London in the United Kingdom and Paris, France.

Elsewhere, Levy is working on a 30-minute comedy series for HBO Max called Exit Strategy and is starring in the 2023 Disney movie Haunted Mansion.

Finally, as you may have heard, Levy will feature in the fourth season of Sex Education, appearing as Thomas Molloy.

Are you looking forward to Good Grief coming soon to Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com