“Community” fans: the prophecy finally will come true!
Ever since the original series, which aired for six seasons on NBC and then Yahoo, got canceled in 2015, fans of the show have asked for a movie to fulfill a prophecy from one of the early episodes of the show, and then again in the series finale.
In a season two episode called “Paradigms of Human Memory,” “Community ” character Abed Nadir (played by Danny Pudi) talked about a favorite TV show hopefully lasting long enough for six seasons and a movie. Then, in the “Community” finale, which was at the end of its sixth season, the show ended with the title card “#andamovie.”
— IT'S HAPPENING! SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE! (@CommunityTV) September 30, 2022
And that’s how Peacock announced the “Community” movie to the show’s fans on Twitter.
— Peacock (@peacock) September 30, 2022
“‘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,” Susan Rovner, chairman, entertainment content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a press statement shared by Variety. “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.”
The TV show that centered around a community college study group has had a devoted following for years. At the end of August, “Community” creator Dan Harmon gave fans reasons for hope in a Newsweek interview.
“I will now say, it’s a matter of when,” Harmon told Newsweek for the Aug. 30 article. “How about this for a concrete thing? There is an outline for it. There was a product put together and pitched out in the world. That’s how real it is.”
Few details about the “Community” movie were released by Peacock. There’s no release date yet. However, cast members McHale, Jeong, Pudi, along with Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs and Jim Rash were confirmed to be returning to the film. Other former cast members — including Yvette Nicole Brown and Donald Glover — were not listed but could make a cameo appearance that hasn’t been confirmed.