Creator Dan Harmon says he “Believes” Donald Glover will be back for the movie adaptation of Community.
When the NBC series ended, it was with Glover and co-star Yvette Nicole Brown having starred in the first five seasons as Troy and Yvette Nicole Brown having starred in the sixth.
Fans noticed that Glover and Brown’s names weren’t on the list of characters confirmed for the movie after it was announced last week that a film based on the show would indeed be made, but Harmon has since indicated that they will still likely appear.
According to his comments to Variety, “I think that Donald is coming, based on word of mouth, but it’s just the deal isn’t official or wasn’t official.” Without Donald, it’ll be hard to give this the full commitment it deserves.
That’s why I think he’ll be back, at least. If there are people missing from a list, I think it’s because not all of their deals have been finalized yet, while those whose names are on the list can safely be said to be on it. Because of this, no one can be considered “Officially out.”
The film’s script will be written by Community creator Dan Harmon, and Community star Joel McHale will serve as an executive producer. Andrew Guest will be involved in the production as well.
According to Variety, Susan Rovner, chairman, of entertainment content, at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said, “Six seasons and a movie” was originally a cheeky line from the early seasons of Community and quickly sparked a passionate fan movement for this iconic, hilarious, and cool (cool, cool) NBC comedy.
“We’re incredibly grateful that 15 years later, we’re able to deliver fans this promised movie, and we can’t wait to get to work with Dan Harmon, Andrew Guest, Joel McHale, Sony, and our partners at UTV to continue this epic comedy for Peacock audiences,” the producers said.