community Fans got some good news this week when NBC Universal’s Peacock announced that the popular comedy series will officially end with a movie. During the series’ six-year run, actors came and went from the show. Here’s what we know so far about who’s returning and who’s not.
Dan Harmon returns to write and executive produce the film
community The pilot episode aired in 2009. Created by Dan Harmon, the sitcom focuses on a group of friends attending Greendale Community College. Harmon was fired as showrunner after three seasons community but was reinstated for Season 5. After NBC canceled the series, Yahoo! revived! Screen for a sixth and final season.
According to Deadline, Harmon will write and produce again Community: The Movie. Some fans felt the series took a dip in quality without Harmon, who is well known for his work on other shows Rick and Morty and Krapopolis.
Community: The Movie says it wants to bring back stars from the original series Peacock press release. Joel McHale will return as Jeff Winger, a former attorney who visited Greendale after being suspended by prosecutors for lying about a bachelor’s degree.
Some of Jeff’s classmates from the original study group will also be featured Community: The Movie. According to the press release, Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), Annie Edison (Alison Brie) and Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi) are set to star in the film.
Also return for Community: The Movie is Jim Rash, who portrayed Greendale’s eccentric Dean Craig Pelton, and Kim Jeong, whose character Ben Chang has had many roles throughout the show.
Some of the original study group will not be coming back
Notably, several actors who portrayed members of the original study group are not credited in the press release for Community: The Movie. These include Chevy Chase, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown.
Chevy Chase played Pierce Hawthorne, an arrogant and ignorant millionaire who enrolled in Greendale out of boredom. According to ScreenRant, Chase and NBC agreed it would be best for him to leave the series after Chase got angry and used a racial slur while filming a scene in Episode 4. Pierce was also killed in the series.
Donald Glover has resigned from his role as Troy Barnes for personal reasons. Glover had other projects to focus on, including his music career as Childish Gambino. He has since created the series Atalantawhich aired its fourth and final season this year.
Finally, Yvette Nicole Brown, who played Shirley Bennett, doesn’t appear to be returning for the film. Brown’s character Shirley was a Christian mother who is divorcing on the show. According to ScreenRant, Brown left the show after Season 5 to take care of her ailing father.
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