Well… it’s starting to look like this is definitely not an exercise. Already in June community star Joel McHale mentioned that he was “optimistic” that a movie based on the series would come to life. It’s not like we’ve never heard it before, but then, to our surprise, another lead actor repeated McHale’s words. earlier this week, Allison Brie (GLOW) said The wrap Podcast that “there has been movement” and that “the wheels are turning” to get this highly anticipated film off the ground.
If you think three is the charm, then we have great news for you. During the LEGO Star Wars summer vacation Press run in which Emmy nominees Yvette Nicole Braun was interviewed by Collider’s Maggie Lovittthe community alumnus had some very exciting words to say about the project but revealed that the logistics may be the biggest issue:
“I know that as Allison [Brie] said the other day, there was a lot of talking, all together… We’ve been saying that for years, it’s not that there’s a lack of enthusiasm. We’d all love to do it, but everyone just branched off and did so many different things. It’s like how you work out a schedule of where you can get a Donald Glover [who played Troy]or a Gillian Jacobs [Britta]or Danny Pudi [Abed] all together again in one place at the same time? So, I think this is the greatest puzzle that can be put together, but every puzzle can find its way to completion. So I think it’s going to happen, I don’t know when, but there are talks going on right now.”
Like any fan of community knows, the motto of the comedy series has always been the hashtag #SixSeasonsAndAMovie. This comes from one of the main characters of the series, Abed (Danni Pudi), whose obsession with television has led him to the conclusion that successful and critically acclaimed shows tend to have this amount of seasons and a movie that wraps them up with quality fan service.
Created by Dan Harmony (Rick and Morty), community premiered on NBC in 2009 and quickly became a cult series due to its inordinate amount of film and TV show references and meta-humor. However, the series faced a recurring risk of cancellation, which eventually happened after Season 5. But then, Yahoo! Screen revived it for one final run (but not a movie).
Even if the former community Cast members have expressed their excitement the film has not yet been officially made. Stay tuned to Collider for possible updates on the matter. Absence community? Check out this clip from the series below: