After what seems like forever and seven years after the show ended, Community is finally getting a movie.
The phrase “six seasons and a movie” came from an episode (Paradigms of Human Memory) of the show from season 2.
The long-awaited movie was picked up NBC’s streaming service, Peacock amongst a bidding war with other streaming services.
“‘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,” said Susan Rovner, chairman, entertainment content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming 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.”
In terms of the cast, so far Joel McHale (Jeff Winger), Danny Pudi (Abed Nadir), Alison Brie (Annie Edison), Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry), Jim Rash (Craig Pelton) and Ken Jeong (Ben Chang) have signed on to appear in the film.
Donald Glover (Troy Barnes), Chevy Chase (Pierce Hawthorne) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley Bennett) aren’t currently signed on to appear on the film.
The Community movie will be written and executive produced by the show’s creator, Dan Harmon. The movie will be co-written by Andrew Guest (Community, Brookly Nine-Nine, Hawkeye).
Joel McHale along with Russ Krasnoff and Gary Foster will serve as executive producers.
A director for the film and a proper release date hasn’t been announced, other than it’ll hit Peacock sometime in 2023.
Since Peacock is a US-only streaming service, it’s unclear what service will pick-up the movie in Canada or internationally.