Ever since the credits rolled on the final Season 6 episode of Community, the one question on most fans' minds was: When is the Community movie coming out? If you remember, a running gag toward the end of the series was the hashtag #SixSeasonsAndAMovie, in reference to the show getting six full seasons and a movie to go along with it.
Community ended in 2015 and it took until 2022 for the movie to finally become (almost) real. Here's what the official announcement says, and what we know about the project to come.
What is the 'Community' movie's release date?
Community creator Dan Harmon spoke with The Wrap in May 2020 and hinted at a movie finally being on the horizon. While he didn't give a concrete release date for a Community movie, he did say at the time that "there are conversations happening that people would want to be happening" in regards to the series being continued in a film of some kind.
In September 2022, Peacock announced the movie based on the series would arrive on the platform in 2023.
Alison Brie is totally on board with the movie adaptation.
In honor of Earth Day 2021, former Community star Alison Brie spoke with Green Matters about how she plays a role in helping the environment with the Planet Oat Project. She also opened up about her feelings regarding the potential for a Community movie. While she didn't say if there's an official (or even unofficial) release date, she did make it clear she is fully on board with it happening.
"I was literally texting with the Community cast this morning, we text every day," she shared with Green Matters. "I think that we all love each other so much that we'd all be excited to do something like that."
The fact that there is a Community group text alone should give most fans a renewed sense of hope in the movie happening at some point. Also, how is it not every fan's dream to know that their favorite characters are still friends IRL?
Who else will be in the 'Community' movie?
According to Variety, many fans' hopes for original cast members to reprise their roles for the movie will be fulfilled. Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong are all returning for the movie officially.
Donald Glover, who played Troy for the majority of the series, but left before the end, admitted that his time filming the show was so special to him. Yvette Nicole Brown, who also left the show before its series finale, said during the reunion that she now feels the long hours on set were well worth it. It's unclear if he will return for the film.
In short, you might be hard-pressed to find a Community cast member who wouldn't be down for a movie, whenever it finally gets the OK and an official premiere date.