It could have been one of those typical stories where the creators of a series keep teasing a sequel, but it never comes – but it’s different with “Community”. For seven years, fans have been hoping that the hit sitcom will see a movie sequel after six seasons, and here it is: Community – The Movie has been officially announced.
The call for a movie sequel began as a joke in the second season of “Community”: “Six seasons and a movie” developed from then on into a kind of prophecy, and the fans have been demanding the fulfillment of this “promise” with the corresponding hashtag over the years, which the creators have repeatedly teased as a possibility. So now the long-awaited “Community” film is coming – not in the cinema, but in the USA for the Peacock streaming service.
Series creator Dan Harmon will oversee the project, and six of the nine main cast members will return: Joel McHale as Jeff, Alison Brie as Annie, Danny Pudi as Abed, Ken Jeong as Ben, Gillian Jacobs as Britta and Jim Rash as Craig. It is not yet known whether (and how…) the other three stars Donald Glover, Chevy Chase and Yvette Nicole Brown could return – they are currently not involved, and those responsible at Peacock are still silent about any negotiations.
The sitcom “Community,” about a group of neurotic adults who complete their community college degrees and form a study group, not only has a huge fan base, but is also one of the best sitcoms of all time – in our ranking it occupies the proud tenth place.
So it’s no wonder fans online are now going wild because their dream has finally come true. The “Community” fans celebrate the sequel on Twitter:
“Community – The Movie” is expected to be released in 2023, It is not yet clear which provider the film will end up with in Germany. In any case, you still have enough time to catch up on all six seasons of “Community” by then or watch it a second time. The sitcom is currently available as a Netflix subscription.
By the way: There hasn’t been a film yet, but there is an absolutely great table read, which was published on YouTube as part of a fundraiser at the beginning of the corona pandemic. In it, the original stars read the script for Season 5, Episode 4 – and have a very special guest in the round. “The Mandalorianstar Pedro Pascal will play Mr. Stone, who was played by Walton Goggins in the series episode. We can absolutely recommend the video!