Community is back! Fans of the beloved NBC series have always wanted “six seasons and a movie”, and now they’re going to get it. On Peacock. With only some of the original cast returning. But hey, this is still good news.
Peacock has acquired Community the Movie, and with it the non-exclusive rights to the seasons leading up to it. Series regulars stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong are all coming back, joined by series creator Dan Harmon and writer Andrew Guest.
However, don’t expect to see Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, or Chevy Chase. None of them were mentioned in the press release. Not shocking, really. Their characters exited the show early, and in the case of Chase under less than desirable circumstances.
“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. “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.”