‘Community’ Will Finally Get That Movie, Thanks to Peacock
Justin Lubin/Sony Pictures TelevisionFor seven years, fans of the cult favorite NBC comedy Community have united around the following rallying cry: “Six seasons and a movie.” That was the show’s pledge itself, a promise made on screen during its series finale back in 2015. But that sixth season was hard-won in the first place—it aired on the long-gone streaming service Yahoo Screen, which saved the show from cancellation—and a movie seemed nigh impossible.But the fandom, the internet, and nostalgia trifecta have a special power. Thanks to the continued fist-pounding of fans, creator Dan Harmon, and the series’ cast alike, the hope for that movie never died. And now, Peacock has announced that Community will finally get that movie, to stream exclusively on the platform.A press release from the streamer reminds viewers of the true origin of the pledge: a Season 2 episode in which Abed (Danny Pudi) conveys his ideal run for a TV show. Community’s entire schtick was referential comedy, both to the media that inspired it and the show itself. So for the comedy’s resident TV nerd to put forth the idea of “six seasons a movie,” it meant that there was no other option for Community’s run.Read more at The Daily Beast.