Community Movie Bound For Peacock Makes Good On Show's Longtime Mantra

School is back in session.


The cult hit show Community's prophecy has finally come true--the inventive and quirky comedy will indeed be getting a feature film after its six seasons that brought the show to a close in 2015. Original stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong will reportedly be re-teaming in a still unknown story.

Deadline was the first to report on the joint announcement from Peacock and Sony Pictures TV. As that pairing implies, the movie--and also the full six-season library of Community--will be coming to Peacock. As of this writing, Community can be watched on both Hulu and Netflix.

Noticeably missing from the film's announced line-up are original stars Donald Glover (Atlanta), who we can hope for a surprise cameo from, and Chevy Chase--who infamously clashed with creator Dan Harmon and other cast members, and was then unceremoniously killed off the show. There has so far been no mention of the Season 6 fan-favorite characters played by Keith David (Requiem for a Dream, Mr. Robot) and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) or Season 5 played by Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul)--but it sure is hard to imagine Community's big send-off without them.

In late August, Harmon said a Community movie expanding on and potentially concluding the show's story was a "matter of when and not if." A month ago, he said things had already progressed to the point that a story was already in place because it was necessary to court various partners to get the film made.

The phrase "six seasons and a movie" has become a rallying cry among Community fans, after popping up in the show repeatedly as the standard some of its characters hold for what a successful TV show should aspire to in its run.

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