Hulu Reportedly In Talks To Revive 'Community' For Sixth Season
Hulu, the video streaming website, is reportedly in talks to revive NBC’s cult favorite sitcom, Community, which was officially canceled by the network in May.
Hulu And Sony Pictures TV In Talks
Sony Pictures TV is reportedly in talks with Hulu to produce a sixth season of Community, which would get the show past the elusive 100-episode mark. Sony and Hulu have not yet commented on the speculation, nor has any member of the cast and crew of Community. Though talks are preliminary, sources say that any deal would include creator Dan Harmon returning to the show.
Fans of Community know that the half-hour comedy has always been the little show that could. As long as the show has been on the air, it has been in jeopardy of being canceled. In 2012, after the show’s last full, 22-episode season, the showrunners and fans banded together with the Twitter movement ‘#SixSeasonsAndAMovie’ – a hashtag fans still use when trying to convince NBC to renew the show. In 2014, NBC aired the fifth season of Community before unceremoniously giving it the axe. Fans and cast members alike were devastated.
Thanks Community fans for being the greatest that have ever walked the earth & Thanks @danharmon for letting me be on the coolest show ever.
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) May 9, 2014
Creator Dan Harmon, who left the show during its fourth season, who many fans have been turning to in light of the show’s cancellation, put out a statement saying he wouldn’t stand in the way of a possible revival on another network or website, but he also did not express much hope or excitement for the idea.
“I’m scared to tell you how little a difference I think my enthusiasm will make. I know fandom, when it gets this deep for this long, becomes almost religious, including the urge to stone the less than faithful. But there are lots of reasons a Community resurrection could be difficult. So be prepared for that,” Harmon wrote to his fans on May 15.
Another piece of news also lessened the likelihood of another season of Community: Gillian Jacobs was cast to appear in the fourth season of Girls. However, when asked if she would ever return to Community, Jacobs answered, “Duh! Does that question even need to be asked?”
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