Canadian sitcom and Netflix favorite “Kim’s Convenience” has announced its conclusion after Season 5 in news that surprised its cast. It had been previously announced that "Kim's Convenience" would continue for two more seasons. 

The sitcom involves the Kim family, who operate a Toronto convenience store as they deal with issues involving family, relationships and worldly drama. Creators Ins Choi and Kevin White based the program off of Choi’s 2011 play. 

Simu Liu, who plays Jung, one of the family’s children, shared his thoughts on social media. 

Liu has a starring role in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which will be released this summer, leading some to speculate that his role may have played a part in the series being cut short. 

“I know what you’re thinking and, to be clear, I was fully expecting to come back for our sixth season. In fact, I was probably more excited than I’ve ever been; in many ways, I thought Jung would be liberated this coming season, and he would finally get to show some of the growth that I had begged our writers for year after year,” he wrote on Twitter. 

The producers of “Kim’s Convenience” released a personal statement explaining vague reasoning behind the departure. 

“Authenticity of storytelling is at the center of success of Kim’s Convenience. At the end of production of Season 5, our two co-creators confirmed they were moving on to other projects,” the statement said. 

Some have expressed their sadness over social media, wishing there could be one more season, especially since another Canadian favorite "Schitt's Creek" was also cut short. 

Season 5 of "Kim's Convenience" will air on CBC in Canada on April 13 and will most likely appear on Netflix shortly after the last episode airs on its network, similar to when Season 4 was released, but no date has been confirmed. 

“This isn’t goodbye...this is only ‘OK, see you!’” Liu concluded.

Simu Liu Marvel's Shang-Chi Simu Liu is the star of Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." He is pictured at the Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney