- The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes helped clarify the script for the upcoming Community movie.
- Creator Dan Harmon promises a complete end to the story for fans in the movie.
- Not all original cast members are confirmed for the film yet.
Creator Dan Harmon considers the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA strikes a blessing in disguise for the Community movie as they provided an opportunity for re-writing and more clarity in the script. Harmon is excited for fans to experience their favorite characters on the big screen and promises a complete end to the story. Although some cast members are confirmed for the movie, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown are still not signed on, and Chevy Chase’s character will not appear due to his character’s death in the series.
Community is often regarded as one of the greatest television shows of all time and ended its six-season run in 2015 after a total of 110 episodes aired on NBC. The series featured guest stars and an ensemble cast, including Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, and Donald Glover, and revolved around the mishaps and adventures of students at the fictional Greendale Community College. The popular sitcom gained cult status thanks to its meta-humor and pop culture references.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Harmon spoke about having a draft of the Community script ready to go before the WGA strike occurred, which caused him anxiety. He now considers the strikes a huge blessing, as they allowed for improvements in the script, which is near completion. Harmon says he’s “really excited” about the film and assures fans that “it’s going to be something to be really proud of.”
Nominated for over 50 awards during its run, Community took home 11 wins and featured multiple performances recognized for their efforts. While cast members such as Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong, and Jim Rash are confirmed for the movie, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown have yet to sign on. In addition, Chevy Chase’s character, Pierce Hawthorne, will not appear in the film due to the character’s death in season five and Chase’s subsequent departure from the series.