With the show's popular phrase '6 seasons a movie' in mind, fans of the hilarious sitcom Community have been questioning the arrival of a movie ever since the show's season six series finale. Back in April, Joel McHale teased the potential of a reunion movie - however, with no further updates, many were starting to lose hope. Now finally, after seven long years away from the gang, it seems the prophecy is being fulfilled as the Community movie is officially coming to Peacock! Here's everything we know so far...
The show, which followed the lives of a group of strangers in a community college study group, was never officially canceled, ending its last episode with much uncertainty for the characters. It is expected that the show will pick up at Greendale Community College exactly where we left off in the 2015 finale. It's also believed that all of the ensemble cast will be returning, including Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong. Although Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown had left the show before its end, many are hopeful that they will still be involved in this film as they were tagged in the movie's announcement by McHale.
With just the words "...and a movie" written in blue, bold letters, McHale tweeted the news, knowing the fans would immediately get the reference and interpret the message. Alongside the cast, he tagged Sony Pictures and Peacock, who are jointly behind the project. In response, NBC Universal Television and Streaming's president released a statement. "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," she said.
Die-hard fans of the series will be happy to hear that the show's creator, Dan Harmon, will be spearheading the movie as executive producer and writer, promising to bring back the magic of the original show. McHale will also be on board, serving as an executive producer alongside Russ Krasnoff and Gary Foster. No news of the movie's director or the release date has been announced so far, so stay tuned for all of that and more!