Community creator Dan Harmon reveals that he is working on a movie follow up to the genre-twisting sitcom.
Speaking to the Vulture on their Good One podcast, Harmon, who is also the creator of Rick and Morty, has been discussing the much awaited movie follow-up to his cult show.
“I started writing to keep my parents from hitting me, and I now only write to feel valid,” he said. “But the upside of that is I am, at least once a week, thinking about it – the gears are turning. There is, like… a thing is happening.
“Logistically, the locks are coming away. And the only problems are becoming the creative ones, which is great, because I love those problems. I love having these conversations, and they’re being had.”
Community, which enjoyed a rocky ride on first NBC and then Hulu, between 2009 and 2015, followed a group of friends who came together as a study group at the Greendale Community College. Through their ups and downs across six series, the show was inventively meta-textual and often threw itself whole-heartedly into pastiche; as well exploring pretty much every movie and television genre you can imagine, it even stepped into the worlds of animation and puppetry.
Famously, the phrase “six seasons and a movie” was uttered in an early episode, and it has become a rallying cry for aficionados ever since. It would be great to see that fulfilled in a Community movie.
Community starred Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie (Mad Men, Glow), Donald Glover (Solo), Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, and Jim Rash. Whether they would all return for a big screen outing remains to be seen, certainly Chevy Chase would be unlikely given his famous falling out with Dan Harmon. Across its run, the show also boasted an impressive roster of guest stars, including John Goodman, Brie Larson, Giancarlo Esposito, Jack Black, Matt Berry and James Brolin — to name but a few.
If you need to catch up on Community, or just want to relive the joy and the madness, the entire run is on Netflix (one episode of season 2 is unavailable). If you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide to 10 of the best ever episodes.
Naturally, CultBox will keep you posted…