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Six seasons and a movie: A 'Community' film is officially happening

By AYIE LICSI Published Oct 01, 2022 9:09 am

Community is finally going to fulfill its #SixSeasonsAndAMovie prophecy!

The cult classic comedy series created by Dan Harmon has been greenlit for a movie coming in 2023, as announced by NBC Universal's Peacock.

From 2009 to 2015, Community ran for six seasons, garnering a fan base for its use of meta humor, paintball wars, pop culture references, and homages to film and TV tropes. 

The show's original stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong are set to return for the film. Meanwhile, other actors from the series like Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Chevy Chase have yet to be confirmed.

Community follows a study group in Greendale Community College that forms a bond beyond being just classmates.

A month earlier, Harmon hinted about the Community movie, when he said it was a "matter of when and not if."

According to Deadline, Harmon and Andrew Guest will write the movie with McHale, Russ Krasnoff, and Gary Foster as executive producers.

“‘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,” company Chairman of Entertainment Susan Rovner said in 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.” 

The "six seasons and a movie" joke came from the show's second season as Abed (Pudi) believed that one of his beloved TV series would be a huge hit and last six seasons. Jeff (McHale) thought otherwise.

Fans have used that line as a rallying cry for more of the gang's shenanigans after NBC canceled Community in 2014. It was later picked up by Yahoo for its sixth and final season before getting the plug pulled again.