Community film going ahead at Peacock

Community TV series with Chevy Chase
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Community is being resurrected as a film it’s finally been confirmed, and here are the first details.

Sitcom to film adaptations are nothing new, with beloved animated series Bob’s Burgers most recently getting the big screen treatment.

Now, cult American sitcom Community, which ran for 110 episodes over six seasons between 2009 and 2015, will return for a feature film which will serve as a finale.

It pays off a meta joke originated by film buff Abed in an early season when he is obsessed with a superhero show. When Jeff criticises it and says it’ll be cancelled after a few weeks, Abed boldly exclaims “six seasons and a movie!” That, as Community fans well know, then became something of a mantra for it going forward.

The show focused on an eclectic group of students at a community college in Colorado. It quickly became a fan favourite, with praise going to the chemistry of the cast and the sharp writing and directing. It was on Community that Marvel directors Joe and Anthony Russo really got people’s attention.

Original cast members Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Allison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong will return.

So far, there is no word on whether Chevy Chase, who frequently clashed with cast and crew, will return, after last being seen in a cameo in the fifth season. But more worryingly, neither Yvette Nicole Brown nor Donald Glover are featured in the announcement of the film. Hopefully their involvement comes together shortly.

Series creator Dan Harmon will direct from a screenplay he wrote with regular series writer Andrew Guest.

The Community Movie is currently in production and will be released on the Peacock streaming service.


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