Community movie finally confirmed – though some major cast members are missing
After years of campaigning, fans of cult sitcom Community are getting their wish.
A movie based on the college-set cult sitcom Community has finally been green-lit.
It has been ordered by the streaming service Peacock in a move that is sure to delight fans who had been campaigning for the film to be made for years.
Renowned for its meta-humor and pop culture references, a second-season episode of Community saw one of its characters declaring that one of his favourite shows would run for "six seasons and a movie".
The line would emerge as a passionate slogan for fans of Community, with many calling for a film based on the series after its sixth and final season concluded in 2015.
In a statement on Friday, Peacock confirmed that the movie will come from the show's creator Dan Harmon (who also co-created Rick and Morty) and will reunite its stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong.
However, the show's other cast members Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown were not included in the streaming service's announcement.
That said, in a Twitter post about the movie, McHale tagged both Glover and Brown, while Brown also tweeted about the film - providing hope to fans that the pair will be somehow involved in the project.
— Schrodie 🎶SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE 📽 (@catboxdraws) September 30, 2022
Chevy Chase, who co-starred in multiple seasons of Community, was also not part of the announcement, with his character Pierce Hawthorne having died throughout the show's run.
"‘Six seasons and a movie’ started out as a cheeky line from Community‘s early seasons and quickly ignited a passionate fan movement for this iconic, hilarious and cool (cool, cool) NBC comedy,” NBC Universal Television’s Chairman of Entertainment Susan Rovner said in the Peacock announcement.
“We’re incredibly grateful that 15 years later, we are able to deliver fans this promised movie and can’t wait to get to work with Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest, Joel McHale, Sony and our partners at UTV to continue this epic comedy for Peacock audiences.”