Dan Harmon: 'Community' Movie Script Nearing Completion

Iconic sitcom 'Community' gears up for its big-screen debut.

by Nouman Rasool
Dan Harmon: 'Community' Movie Script Nearing Completion
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In a captivating development for fans of the beloved sitcom "Community," creator Dan Harmon is on the cusp of completing the script for the much-anticipated movie adaptation. This milestone is a significant step towards fulfilling the series' iconic mantra, "Six Seasons and a Movie." The project gained fresh momentum following a statement by Donald Glover, a former star of "Community," who indicated that the script was already finished.

Harmon, in a recent interview with Variety, clarified Glover's claim with a touch of humor, stating that while he had indeed informed Glover of the script's completion, it was technically "almost done." Harmon's playful remark highlights the fluid nature of his creative process.

He expressed immense enthusiasm about the project, which will debut on NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, teasing that the storyline will revisit the familiar grounds of Greendale Community College. Harmon's journey in crafting this script has been an emotionally charged experience.

He shared with Variety that the process has led him to moments of intense reflection and emotional outpouring, indicative of his deep connection with the show and its characters. These moments of vulnerability, which Harmon described as "good" and "nervous breakdowns," are a testament to his commitment to bringing a story that resonates with both him and the show's ardent fanbase.

Star-Studded Collaboration

Collaborating with Harmon on this project is Andrew Guest, known for his work on both "Community" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The film will feature a reunion of the original cast, including Glover as Troy Barnes, Alison Brie as Annie Edison, Gillian Jacobs as Britta Perry, Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, Ken Jeong as Ben Chang, Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir, and Jim Rash as Dean Pelton.

This project not only realizes the long-standing aspiration of "Community" fans but also represents a significant achievement for Peacock. The streaming service, in partnership with Sony Pictures TV, announced the greenlight for the movie back in September, following what was described as "heavily competitive" negotiations.

Additionally, Peacock has secured non-exclusive rights to stream all six seasons of "Community," which are also available on Netflix and Hulu.