Dan Harmon gave fans an update on the long-anticipated Community movie, which fans on social media have championed due to character Abed’s (Danny Pudi) line that every TV show should ideally get “six seasons and a movie.”

Community aired five seasons on NBC and got the fabled sixth when it moved to Yahoo! Screen for a sixth season in 2015. Several cast members from the show’s much-loved ensemble departed before the final season, including Yvette Nicole Brown, who played a guest role in season six, and Donald Glover and Chevy Chase.

Harmon opened up to Newsweek about the progress of the film, but he was insistent that there is no concrete timeline on when that could happen. “There is an outline for it,” Harmon explained. “There’s a product put together and pitched out in the world. I guess that’s how real it is.”

He said it was difficult to share news about the film because anything can spur fans into a frenzy. “How can you tell them, ‘Yes, it’s definitely going to happen, but it may be between one and eight years from now’ – which is how the industry works, especially when you factor in pandemics and whatnot,” Harmon further explained.

The writer obviously had to remain mum on the status of casting as the film is far too early in the process to confirm that. Obviously, any absence would hurt but there have been past tensions that may or may not be smoothed over yet.

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