With a few names curiously absent from the announcement, creator Dan Harmon has shared a promising update on Donald Glover’s Community yield. The Golden Globe and Emmy winner starred in the much-loved NBC sitcom as Troy Barnes, a former high school quarterback who attends Greendale Community College after he lost his football scholarship to a barrel-stand injury. Though initially distant from the study group, Troy slowly makes his way to his cohorts and becomes particularly close friends with Danny Pudi’s Abed.
After being canceled from NBC, Yahoo! Screen brought Community back for season 6, which was initially set to end the show, though audiences held out hopes for a movie after the long-running joke of “six seasons and a movieHarmon teased plans for a Community film in the years since the show ended, with Peacock finally getting the green light for the film this past September with original stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong all confirmed to return. Fans of the show soon noticed that a few names were missing from the film’s roster, but an update from the creator may soon breathe a sigh of relief.
In a recent interview with VarietyDan Harmon opened up about Donald Glover’s potential Community movie back. The show’s creator acknowledged the Troy actor’s absence from the casting announcement, explaining that it largely came down to his deal still in the works, confirming that he’s working on bringing Glover back. Check out what Harmon shared below:
I think Donald is coming, based on word of mouth, but it’s just that the deal isn’t official or wasn’t official. It would be hard to really do this without Donald. So I believe he will come back. I think if names are missing from a list it’s because the names that are on the list their deals are sufficiently agreed it’s OK to say they’re on the list, and everyone who isn’t on a list , it just isn’t the case yet. So there is nothing official about someone being outside.
Glover’s Troy had left in? Community season 5, with the actor citing personal reasons for leaving the show and later expressing his desire to work on projects that gave him more independence. Although she has turned down her return for Season 6, Harmon’s confirmation confirms that talks are underway to bring Glover back for the Community movie is sure to keep the anticipation high for its development, namely as the show’s creator remains committed to bringing him back. It should be noted that with Glover’s busy schedule for a variety of projects, including Disney+’s Lando Calrissian series, negotiations could eventually fail, but Harmon’s passion could spark Glover’s interest in coming back.
With Harmon noting that all unannounced actors for the Community film are probably still in negotiations to come back, this should be a promising sign for Shirley actor Yvette Nicole Brown to potentially return to the fold as well. In his post honoring the film’s announcement, McHale tagged Brown among the rest of the cast, both announced and unannounced, including Donald Glover, seemingly indicating she’s also in talks to return. While the public waits for proper confirmations about Glover and Brown’s potential return, they can rewatch the whole thing Community streaming on Netflix.
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