Community is, without a doubt, a front-runner of big-league sitcoms. The show lasted 6 seasons and faced a lot of network interference in between. The first five seasons of the show aired on NBC. The final season aired on Yahoo! Screen, meeting the prophecy of the show having six seasons. It turns out that #6SeasonsAndAMovie is happening after all.

Danny Pudi, who plays Abed Nadir on the show, started a joke on screen that the show would last six seasons and a movie. The joke was made more than a decade ago, but it’s finally happening.

Peacock and Sony Pictures TV announced the film being greenlit. They revealed that Peacock had to go through a set of “heavily competitive” negotiations to secure the movie. Peacock also holds the non-exclusive rights of the series on its streaming platform. The show is also available on Netflix and Hulu to be watched in full.

Susan Rovner, the chairman of entertainment content, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming expressed the network’s gratefulness. She said that it was just a line in the show, but is responsible for the movie more than a decade later.

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. 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.

Dan Harmon, the series’ original creator, is coming back to work on the show. The series lead, Joel McHale, is returning to his role as Jeff Winger and is also an executive producer on the film. Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Jim Rash will also return for their respective roles.

Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Chevy Chase are not said to be in the film. However, given the buzz surrounding the project and the love for the first three seasons before Harmon’s departure, it could definitely be in the cards. Let’s hope there’s another line in the film that sets up the show for another return.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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