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Alison Brie Says Community Movie Talks Continue

Fans might finally get their "six seasons and a movie."
  • Alison Brie and Danny Pudi in Community (Photo: Justin Lubin/NBC/Everett Collection)
    Alison Brie and Danny Pudi in Community (Photo: Justin Lubin/NBC/Everett Collection)

    Community keeps inching closer to the big screen, with series star Alison Brie confirming in an episode of The Wrap's "UnWrapped" podcast that talks are indeed underway,

    "You know what, I'll say it. There's been movement," Brie said. "There's been some talks. People are talking and certain things — wheels are turning. I said it!"

    Brie's former Community co-star Joel McHale also previously hinted at a movie in a June interview.

    "I'm setting aside all the money to make [the movie] happen," McHale said. "Before, when I'd answer the question [of if a Community movie is possible], I'd be like, 'Maybe, I have no idea.' But now, with its success on the streamers during the pandemic, the interest has returned. I would say it's more likely than it was before, definitely, but it's like building an aircraft carrier."

    He added, "You go, 'We're gonna do this, right? Yeah, okay, everybody's here, we got the money.' Now, this thing has to actually get built. There's a lot more than just, 'Hey, let's make a movie now, great.' It's a lot of moving parts. So I'm more positive than I was, definitely, but we'll see."

    Community aired on NBC from 2009 through 2015. The comedy series followed a group of community college students and their teachers and starred Brie, McHale, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Donald Glover.

    In one episode of the series, Abed Nadir (Pudi) said he wanted "six seasons and a movie" of his favorite TV show, and ever since, it's become an inside joke inside the Community fanbase that the show would have six seasons and a movie.

    Community is currently available to stream on Netflix and Hulu.

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    TOPICS: Community, NBC, Alison Brie, Joel McHale