six seasons, one film "On September 30, Peacock revealed that the long-awaited movie adaptation of the adored television series Community, which lasted for six seasons, would finally be happening. It was unclear who would be a part of it from the Greendale Community College study group, the beloved band of misfits from the series.
Joel McHale, an actor and executive producer, was the first to tweet the information, identifying the majority of the original ensemble, including Yvette Nicole Brown and Donald Glover, who were left out of Peacock's official announcement. (McHale also delightfully and apparently unintentionally tagged Gillian Anderson rather than real cast member Gillian Jacobs. Anderson responded with, "Who is Gillian Jacobs? Joel McHale, count me in "with an emoji of a winking face.
According to Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, "'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," she said in a statement to Newsweek on September 30. We are so appreciative that, 15 years later, we can finally give fans the film they were promised, and we 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 viewers.
Original cast members McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong were mentioned in the press release. Donald Glover, who departed the show after season 5, and Yvette Nicole Brown, who appeared in just two of the 13 final episodes of season 6, were notable omissions.
In order to care for her father, who has dementia and for whom Brown is still a caregiver, Brown left the programme. She told Newsweek on September 22 that she "only knew the hours for Community and couldn't adequately care for him."
When questioned about the likelihood of a film in that same interview, which took place eight days prior to the Community movie's formal announcement, she responded, "Nobody from Community that I am aware of would pass up the opportunity to reprise their roles in a movie. And that statement has held true both while we were still filming the show and even when we stopped."
Both the show's creator Harmon and cast member Brie separately admitted to Newsweek in recent weeks that the long-promised movie did indeed seem to be a real possibility. The most Harmon said was, "How about this for something specific? There is a general plan for it. A product has been created and distributed throughout the world. That must be how true it is, then."
The scheduling of it has always been problematic, she claimed "mostly due to Donald Glover, Joel, Alison, Danny, Jim Rash, Gillian, and Ken. Everybody I just said is incredibly busy. even Keith [David] and Paget [Brewster]. How are you going to gather all of these incredibly well-known and accomplished individuals in one place? It has never been a desire; scheduling has always been the problem."
Brown has been really busy herself. Currently starring in season two of Disney's Big Shot, she will soon make an appearance in Disenchanted, the much anticipated follow-up to the Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey movie Enchanted from 2007.
She hinted at a Community movie a week before the official announcement, "I do know that Dan did not lie." "There are plans, discussions, and possibly even script ideas—that part is above my pay grade—but everyone...it would be a gift to not only us, but to the fans to be able to execute it. I find it hard to believe that we may have the chance to realise the #sixseasonsandamovie prophecy and it just never occurs. Simply put, I don't see how that would go. Everyone who could go given their schedules, in my opinion, would be there."
It is still unclear whether her schedule—or that of Atlanta's Glover, as well as those of Brewster and David from the season six cast—will allow. Fans had anticipated that original cast member Chevy Chase, whose character, Pierce Hawthorne, died in season five and with whom Harmon had a famous feud, would not appear in the movie.
Brown also mentioned how amazed she still is at how popular the series has stayed since its final episode aired in 2015.
"I've never seen the entire series again. I've watched a few episodes here and there, but I've never sat down to watch a complete season "She spoke. "Because their children are currently watching it, Danny and Ken have definitely done it. They both have twin sets, so as their children get older, they are now introducing them to the programme. Joel most likely included because he has children. But I'm not sure whether anyone else has actually sat down and binged.
"Therefore, at this time, the show's viewers are more knowledgeable than we are. Tweets like "Remember when you were holding your pocketbook in your left hand and you moved it to your right hand?" will occasionally appear. "I have no idea why I did that," I exclaim. However, they have seen it and created a tonne of memes, songs, and artwork. It's such a treasure that I can't believe we are as adored as we are."