finally fulfilling its promise of “Six Seasons and a Movie” as Peacock announced plans to revive the beloved sitcom as a feature film, with the majority of the original cast returning.
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong will all be back for Community: The Moviewith series creator Dan Harmon also on board for the film.
Community — about a group of students of varying ages at Greendale Community College — originally aired from 2009 to 2013 on NBC, quickly gaining a cult following and acclaimed (if unappreciated) reviews.
The “Six Seasons and a Movie” mantra is reminiscent of dialogue from a Season 2 episode on an unrelated show, but eventually it became the official hashtag of Communityhardcore audiences after the series ended.
Today, seven years after the sixth and final season of Community aired on Yahoo! Screen, the Greendale gang reunites, but without a trio of key co-stars: School is still out for Chevy Chase and Donald Glover, who left the show around season 5, as well as Yvette Nicole Brown, who didn’t. was only part-time in season 6.
Glover — who’s likely busy with a ton of his own projects, like himself and Childish Gambino — and Brown stoked fan hopes for a bigger reunion on the movie front when the cast did a table read. pandemic-era virtual for charity in May 2020 At the time, Glover expressed interest in reprising the role of Troy but doubted a Community the film would actually be lit green.
“We can’t make movies right now,” Glover said. “Watching it now, I’m like, ‘Oh, this show is really punk.’ Really subversive and kind of punk. We had so much fun and now I’m like, ‘I want to see this show again, like it’s brand new.'” Alas, Glover and Brown weren’t included in Peacock’s announcement on Friday .
In addition to the film, Peacock also acquired Communitythe entire 110-episode series for the streaming service. Community: The MovieThe release date of has not yet been set.
“‘Six Seasons and a Movie’ began as a cheeky line of Community first seasons and quickly sparked a passionate fan movement for this iconic, hilarious and cool (cool, cool) NBC comedy,” said Susan Rovner, President, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful that 15 years later we are able to deliver this promised film to fans.”