Fans of the US sitcom "Community" can hardly believe their luck: around seven years after the final episode of the series was broadcast, it will be continued with a film. Peacock, service provider of NBCUniversal, announced the happy news on his official Instagram account. "Human beings, it's about time. Welcome back to Greendale," it says. A picture was posted that read: "
It's an inside joke from the series that has been passionately embraced by fans over the past few years to help make the "Community" film a reality. In an episode of the second season, the phrase "Six seasons and one movie!" - "Community" had managed the six seasons in 2015 with the series finale, the film is now actually following.
"We are immensely grateful to be able to deliver the promised film to fans 15 years later," quoted Susan Rovner, a president of NBCUniversal, as the industry website Deadline said.
"Community" fans will be able to look forward to numerous reunions with the stars of the series. According to "Deadline", it is already in the bag that Joel McHale (50, Jeff Winger), Danny Pudi (43, Abed Nadir), Alison Brie (39, Annie Edison), Gillian Jacobs (39, Britta Perry), Jim Rash (51, Craig Pelton ) and Ken Jeon (53, Ben Chang ) will return to Greendale Community College. Series creator Dan Harmon (49) will also make the film.
However, some well-known stars will be missing: First and foremost Chevy Chase (78, Pierce Hawthorne), who had shot himself off with his behavior on the set towards his colleagues early after season four and was only allowed to make a guest appearance in the fifth. And Donald Glover (39, Troy Barnes) and Yvette Nicole Brown (51, Shirley Bennett), who left after season five, are said to be unavailable for the "Community" film. But many a fan will certainly hope for at least a short guest appearance by the two.
A target release date for "Community: The Movie" has not yet been announced.