“Six seasons and a movie,” Abed promised in an episode of Community and finally it will be a reality. Latest reports affirm that the service of streaming Peacock —in complicity with Sony Pictures TV— has given the green light to the production of a feature film that serves as a sequel to the acclaimed comedy series created by Dan Harmon and issued between 2009 and 2015; originally on NBC, before its sixth and final season passed to Yahoo! Screen.
According to Variety, Harmon is backing the project as executive producer and writer. He is accompanied by Andrew Guest, who lent him his pen for several episodes of the original show.
The film will bring back the main cast that stood firm in the 110 episodes of Community; namely, Joel McHale (Jeff Winger), Danny Pudi (Abed Nadir), Alison Brie (AnnieEdison), Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry), Jim Rush (Craig Pelton, the dean of Greendale) and ken jeong (Ben Chang).
On the other hand, there is no certainty about whether Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley Bennett) and Donald Glover (Troy Barnes) will make a minimal appearance. Recall that Glover had his last appearance in the series in the fifth season, while Brown distanced himself from the sixth installment by having only two appearances in it.
“‘Six Seasons and a Movie’ began as a cheeky line from the first few seasons of Community. And it quickly ignited a passionate fan movement for this iconic, hilarious and cool (cool, cool) from NBC,” said Susan Rovner, president of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, which owns Peacock. “We are incredibly grateful that 15 years later, we are able to offer fans this promised film.”
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Community It was born as a program around several students from the community school of Greendale —a fictional town in California— who decide to form a study group, despite their diametric differences. But don’t be fooled by a seemingly bland premise. Dan Harmon’s show ended up becoming an ingenious parody of sitcoms, commercial cinema and popular culture in general, with endearing characters and situations where the epic coexisted in harmony with the absurd; for example, a ruthless war in the halls of the school… with paint guns, or a quiet pizza night… with a very dark time line.
In August, Harmon anticipated that good news regarding a movie from Community they were cooking, stating that the project was a certainty and that he had been working on it at least since 2019. “Now I will say that it is a matter of ‘when'”, he commented at the time (via ew). “Three years ago it would have been accurate to say: ‘It’s a matter of when, not if. [habrá una película]’. The wheels have been in motion for a long time.
At the moment, there is no name on file for the director’s chair or a tentative launch date.
Antonio G. Spindola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.