A “community” film will take place, claimed sitcom creator Dan Harmon. The comments come on the heels of actor Alison Brie who previously told TheWrap that “legitimate conversations” were going on about a spin-off of the movie coming to fruition, with Harmon adding: “The legitimacy is there. .”
After the promise of “Six seasons and a movie” became a rallying call for fans of the show – which debuted on NBC and ended its run as Yahoo! Original screen in 2015 with season 6 – Harmon and Co. were inundated with questions about whether a “community” movie could happen. Now, with a story plan in place, negotiations are underway.
“I’m going to back up what Alison said, which is that the legitimacy is there, conversations and deals are happening,” Harmon told TheWrap during an interview about the upcoming season of ‘Rick and Morty.’ “There’s a story – who knows if we’ll end up sticking to it, but it was something we had to compile in order to get it out and woo various venues. And now the negotiations are happening.
However, Harmon warned fans that this news doesn’t mean the movie will necessarily be happening anytime soon.
“Now I say that with such caution, because sometimes the public is like, ‘So what does that mean, one year, two years?’ I could have said what I just said three years ago and it would have been almost as accurate, and can you imagine if I had said that three years ago? I’m the one setting people up for three years of abusive neglect and making them feel forgotten, and it’s hard enough not to say anything.
But despite knowing the future is unpredictable, Harmon said it’s no longer an “if” but a “when” when it comes to the movie “Community.”
“When you put the percentage odds together, it’s like you have to factor in the world exploding or another virus popping up. But when it comes to the industry, it’s a matter of when, not if, of course.
Most of the show’s major cast members, including Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, and Ken Jeong, have expressed excitement about reprising their roles in a potential “Community” movie, and the entire main cast (including Donald Glover) reunited for an emotional virtual table reading of an episode in 2020.
While story details and where the movie might end (whether on a streamer or theatrical studio) are unknown at this point, Harmon’s update is the most promising he has ever given.