After six seasons, Community: The Movie is finally becoming a reality! (Will Donald Glover be back?)

Six seasons and a movie is happening for Community! Get all the details about the upcoming film on Peacock.
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Gather around fellow Community fans! Since the series came to an end in 2014 with its sixth and final season, we've been waiting for the wrap-up film to happen. As Abed liked to say, six seasons and a movie is the ideal package for a franchise. And after getting those six seasons, it would be a shame if the show didn't get its movie.

Well, almost a decade later and we finally have confirmed news that Community: The Movie is happening on Peacock! The streamer sent out an email to press announcing that all six seasons of the sitcom will begin streaming on the platform starting Monday, April 1, 2024. The show is currently streaming in full on Netflix until March 31. It's also on Hulu, and unclear whether episodes will be removed after arriving on Peacock.

And in this email, the company also quietly confirmed that "Community: The Movie from series creator Dan Harmon and executive producer Andrew Guest will be coming exclusively to Peacock." Isn't that amazing news!? I know news about this first came out in 2022. But it's been a while with little to no updates, but now it sounds like we're inching closer to getting that production!

Joel McHale
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No other details, including a release date, have been provided at this time. Though stars Joel McHale and Donald Glover have recently spoken about the film. In January 2024, Glover shared with Entertainment Tonight that "the script is done." And what does that mean? Glover is definitely on board and will be reprising his role as Troy. More on that below!

Then in February 2024, Glover said the following to The Hollywood Reporter:

"Yeah, [creator Dan Harmon] told me what he wanted, and I was like, 'This sounds great.' It’s a college reunion, but Abed is like this big director now, and basically this is his magnum opus."

Another major character is McHale who played Jeff. In speaking with Deadline in March 2024 for his current series Animal Control on Fox, he was asked about the Community movie. The actor said production should start "this year."

Donald Glover
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Which cast members will be back?

Of course based on the statements above, we know that both McHale and Glover are coming back to reprise their roles as Jeff and Troy, respectively! A filming start date hasn't been set yet. And it seems that part of it is due to Glover's schedule. He's certainly a busy man with his music career and most recent Prime Video series Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I'm sure there's more projects in the works for the talent. Here's what he said to ET:

"It's really just a schedule thing [but] I'm in. I'm all in."

I love his excitement, and that just makes us so excited in return! McHale reiterated what Glover said in speaking with Deadline, sharing that right now "it's basically working around Donald's schedule." That's ok, we can wait! We definitely need Troy back.

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When news first broke in 2022, it was shared that all the original cast members will return. So joining McHale and Glover will be Gillian Jacobs as Britta, Danny Pudi as Abed, Alison Brie as Annie, Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley Bennett, Jim Rash as Dean Craig Pelton, and Ken Jeong as Ben Chang. Chevy Chase will not be reprising his role as Pierce Hawthorne, being killed off in season 4 after the actor had disputes with Glover and others on set, per ET.

It's such a relief that the main cast is all coming back! I do hope John Oliver is able to at least make a cameo. That would be so fun. I definitely think we need Community: The Movie, and I'm so happy it's happening. The storyline and show kind of went downhill the last couple of seasons, but that doesn't mean we still don't want a film to wrap things up. We've been waiting and waiting. And it's only fitting that it happens because of the iconic tagline "six seasons and a movie" associated with the comedy series.

There's definitely a story to tell and a chance for us to catch up with the characters. The show ended with Abed heading to Los Angeles to become a production assistant and Annie going to Washington D.C. for a summer internship with the FBI. Other than that though, we don't really know where the others end up. Now, it's our chance to learn!

Stay tuned to Hidden Remote as we bring you updates about Community: The Movie on Peacock!

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