After Dan Harmon said it was only “a matter of time” before the film based on the “Community” series became a reality, that moment has arrived and production has been confirmed this Friday (30).
Peacock has given the green light to produce a film based on the Harmon comedy “Community”, which will bring back series stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong, who will return after the series finale. series in 2015.
Without sharing too many details, Peacock and Sony Pictures TV announced the confirmation of the film, describing the talks as “highly competitive”. As part of the deal, Peacock has acquired the non-exclusive rights to the full six seasons of “Community” in the United States, where the series is also available on Hulu and Netflix. In Brazil, “Community” can be seen on Netflix.
Series creator Dan Harmon is involved in the film as an executive producer and screenwriter, along with Andrew Guest. Joel McHale will also executive produce, as will Russ Krasnoff and Gary Foster.
In addition to providing more material from the beloved production, the film fulfills a kind of “Community” prophecy, tied to a line from the beginning of the series: “‘Six Seasons and a Movie’ began as a cheeky line from the first seasons of “Community” and quickly ignited a movement of fans in love with this iconic, hilarious and cool (cool, cool) NBC comedy, “said Susan Rovner, president of entertainment content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
He continued: “We are incredibly grateful that 15 years later we can deliver this promised film to fans and look forward to working with Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest, Joel McHale, Sony and our UTV partners to continue this epic comedy for audiences. Peacock.
It has not yet been revealed who will direct the film “Community” and no date has been announced for the premiere. It also hasn’t been revealed whether other cast members from the series, such as Yvette Nicole Brown and Donald Glover, will appear in the film, at least as a cameo.
Launched as a comedy about strangers joining a community college study group, the series began with a small audience, but soon became an experiment in deconstructing the sitcom’s form, earning critical acclaim and a loyal base of fans for his unique jokes and characters.
After the third season, NBC and Sony fired Harmon and brought in new executive producers because the series wasn’t attracting a more general audience. However, after the third season, with the influence of McHale and other cast members, Harmon was brought back into the series.
After years of flirting with the cancellation, the series is almost over in its fifth season. However, after Sony tried to sell a third season to Crackle and Hulu, who owned the streaming rights to the series, Yahoo! Screen has ordered a final 13-episode season, with the previous cost of $ 2 million per episode.
The result was the final season of “Community,” which ended the series once and for all, but Yahoo! he was not so happy with the investment and, at the end of the series, Yahoo! The screen was also enclosed with her.
On the other hand, this deal meant that the phrase from the first seasons, “six seasons and one movie”, could now come true. The phrase was first uttered by Abed (Pudi) in the second season episode “Paradigms of Human Memory”.
“‘Community’ was light years ahead of its time when it debuted on NBC in 2009 and we’re thrilled to once again visit the brilliant minds of Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest and this flawless cast,” said Jason Clodfelter, co-chair of Sony Pictures TV studios. “We are grateful to Peacock, our UTV partners and all the dedicated fans who have enjoyed this iconic series.”
Universal TV President Erin Underhill added, “This franchise is the very definition of community. We are thrilled to reunite the band and continue the journey of these beloved characters. “
Talks about a possible movie had been going on for years, even before the series ended. In 2014, ahead of the show’s sixth and final season premiere, then-president of programming at Sony Pictures Television, Zack Van Amburg, claimed that a “Community” movie, possibly directed by Justin Lin or Anthony Russo and Joe Russo ( everyone who directed episodes of the series), it was likely. “I have personally had these conversations,” he said at the time.
But the years have passed and everything is left alone in the field of speculation, until a recent interview with Harmon, in which he practically confirmed that the film “Community” would take off.
The “Community” series has its six seasons available on Netflix.
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