At Peacock, the ‘Community’ film is finally happening and fulfilling the show’s prophecy.

Community | Champagne, champagne: Perhaps this isn’t the worst timeline after all, as “six seasons and a movie” are now actually happening. The cinematic version of the Dan Harmon sitcom “Community” will star The cinematic version of the Dan Harmon sitcom “Community” will star Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong. show’s 2015 finale.

According to Peacock and Sony Pictures TV, who jointly announced the clearance on Friday, the negotiations for Peacock to receive the movie were “heavily competitive.” In addition, Peacock has acquired non-exclusive rights to all six seasons of the Netflix and Hulu-exclusive television show “Community.”

Harmon, the “Community” creator, is the movie’s executive producer in addition to Andrew Guest. McHale serves as an EP along with Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff. Sony Pictures TV and Universal Television, a part of Universal Studio Group, are the studios featured in the show. (Community” was televised on NBC for five of its six seasons; Universal TV, which shared studio control with Sony, was one of the show’s production companies.)

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We are thrilled to be able to begin working with Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest, Joel McHale, Sony, and our colleagues at UTV to continue this epic comedy for Peacock audiences, and we are grateful that, 15 years later, we can finally offer fans the movie they were promised.

A director and a projected debut date have not yet been announced, among other details. Other significant “Community” cast members, such Yvette Nicole Brown and Donald Glover, might yet make future appearances or at the very least cameos. (It’s reasonable to assume Chevy Chase, whose character finally died and with whom the show had a falling out, won’t be back.)

The first season of “Community,” which ran from 2009 through 2015, was quite the roller coaster. The show had its NBC debut in the fall of 2009, but it seems to be stuck there ever since. Initially billed as a comedy about strangers who become friends in a community college study group, the programme swiftly transformed into an experiment in deconstructing the sitcom format, winning accolades from reviewers and a loyal fanbase for its meta humour, spoofs of TV cliches, and unique characters.

They included teachers-turned-students Ben Chang (Jeong), Abed Nadir (Pudi), Britta Perry (Jacobs), Annie Edison (Brie), Shirley Bennett (Brown), Troy Barnes (Glover), Pierce Hawthorne (Chase), and Greendale Dean Craig Pelton. of the group.

Retired lawyer Jeff Winger (McHale) served as the de facto leader (Rash).John Oliver, Jonathan Banks, Paget Brewster, and Keith David are further performers who had significant parts in the programme.

Harmon was fired by NBC and Sony after Season 3, and new executive producers were hired because they thought “Community” hadn’t drawn in a sizable enough audience from the mainstream. But when Season 4 (also known as the “gas leak season”) infuriated viewers, McHale and the rest of the ensemble vigorously lobbied for Harmon’s reinstatement.

Nevertheless, after years of hemming and hawing, NBC finally decided to terminate “Community” near the conclusion of its fifth season. However, the narrative didn’t finish there. The show’s streaming rights holder Hulu and its then-sister ad-supported service Crackle both received Season 6 offers from Sony. None of those platforms could, however, generate a profit.

The show’s prior $2 million per episode pricing was then matched by Yahoo! Screen, who promised 13 episodes.

It was beneficial for “Community,” but not for Yahoo!, which discovered that its investment considerably outweighed any earnings from the programme. By the end of Season 6 (and after a total of 110 episodes), both “Community” and Yahoo! Screen had come to an end.

However, that agreement eventually led to the fulfilment of the first part of the show’s ironic “six seasons and a movie” prophecy. In the Season 2 episode “Paradigms of Human Memory,” Abed (Pudi) said that statement for the first time.

When it premiered on NBC in 2009, “Community” was years ahead of its time, according to Jason Clodfelter, co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. once again visit the creative minds of Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest, and this great ensemble.” We are appreciative of Peacock, our collaborators at UTV, and all the passionate viewers who have appreciated this legendary programme.

The franchise is the epitome of community, said Erin Underhill, president of Universal TV. We can’t wait to bring the band back together and continue the tale of these cherished characters.

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