Dan Harmon Makes Community Fans Happy With Script News

By Brian Myers | Published


 Dan Harmon, creator of the wildly popular NBC series Community, has recently revealed that the script for the much-anticipated film based on the show is inches away from being completed. Harmon stated in an interview that the script is “almost done,” getting fans of the show closer to getting the movie that they were promised in the early seasons of the series. It’s been a long time coming, but based on Harmon’s successes and the talent that he’s tapped to bring this project to fruition, the payoff will be well worth the wait.

Communication Breakdown


The news from Harmon comes days after series co-star Donald Glover stated in an interview that the script for the show had already been finished and was “in the can.” This prompted Harmon to follow up with the media, saying that Glover was only repeating what Harmon himself had texted the actor, and joked that Glover’s source was “unreliable.”

“The script is always ‘almost done,'” Harmon told Variety before revealing a few details about the Community movie.

Cast And Crew


The movie will be set on the Greendale Community College’s campus. Harmon stated that he enlisted the talent of Andrew Guest — who worked on the Community series — to co-write the script. Most of the stars of the series will be back in their original roles, too. Fans will see Donald Glover, Joel McHale, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs in their familiar roles. Knowing Harmon, the Community movie will probably contain some surprises as well.

The Deal That Made It Real


The Community movie was announced in September 2023 as a joint project between Sony Pictures TV and the Peacock streaming network. To make the deal work, Peacock was granted rights to show all six seasons of the series, though these rights are also still currently held by streaming giants Hulu and Netflix. When production has finished, fans will be able to see the Community movie streaming on Peacock.

Community’s Bumpy History

Over the course of 110 episodes, Community ran for six seasons. The first five were aired on NBC, while the sixth and final season enjoyed its run on the former Yahoo! Screen streaming service. The show follows a group of community college students on the fictional Greendale Community College campus, whose study group provides the series ample opportunities for the pop-culture based jokes and references and the meta jokes the show became known for.

To say that Community was a mega hit would be an outright lie. The viewership ranking of the series barely cracked the top 100 during the entirety of its six seasons on the air, and only did so twice. But the show quickly developed a fan base that grew into a cult following. The critical reception of the show was in contrast to its lukewarm ratings, helping to draw in more fans as the series marched forward.

The Release

No release date for the Community movie has been set. But statements from co-star Joel McHale have indicated that there is hope that fans will be able to see the Greendale Community College streaming on Peacock before the end of 2024.

Source: Variety