Dan Harmon has some interesting news community fans who are still waiting for the movie they were promised.
While talking to Newsweek to promote season 6 of their animated show Rick and MortyHarmon provided some “concrete” evidence of the community the existence of the film and how far along the creation process is.
The cult show community starred the likes of Joel McHale, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong and Chevy Chase, and thanks to a huge fan movement, stayed on the air for six seasons. The catchphrase “six seasons and a movie”, which originated on the show, is often used in support of communitybut fans have now been waiting over seven years for this final part of the prophecy.
“Now I’ll say it’s a matter of ‘when.’ I’ve been very careful [saying] that,” Harmon said Newsweek.
“It would have been accurate three years ago to say ‘it’s a matter of when, not if’. The wheels have been in motion for so long,” he said.
The final episode of community, which premiered on NBC in 2009 and ended up on the defunct Yahoo! Screen in 2015, ended with the words “…And a movie”. Since then, Harmon and every cast member has been asked when this movie will arrive.
Expanding on why he’s tried to be coy in the past, Harmon explained that it’s because the release timeline might not be the answer fans want to hear.
“The fan who Instagrams every day communityhow can you tell them, “yeah, it’s definitely going to happen, but it might happen one to eight years from now,” which is how the industry works, especially when you factor in pandemics and stuff.
“And this for a specific thing?” Harmon teased, “There’s a blueprint for it. There’s a product put together and presented to the world. I guess that’s so real.”
Recognizing how anything you say can affect you excitedly community fans, he continued, “It’s probably enough to make people angry when [there’s nothing] a year from now It still doesn’t mean there’s a movie tomorrow. It means there will definitely be one.”
Alison Brie, who played Annie Eddison throughout of the community six seasons, there was also talk of the community movie with Newsweek recently “I’m crossing my fingers as much as anyone else. I hope it happens,” Brie said, acknowledging how shy she must have been.
Harmon explained what the situation looks like for fans, likening it to being in the driver’s seat and looking at your hungry children in the back of the car.
“It feels like psychological torture, from a fan’s perspective, to keep looking in the back seat of a pickup truck and saying ‘who wants McDonald’s?’ And to keep driving on the freeway,” he said. “I don’t want to be guilty of causing this feeling. Sometimes it takes so long.”
community fans have been hoping for a movie in recent years. During the pandemic, most of the cast returned to an online meeting table read. In September 2021, McHale, who played Jeff Winger, shared his hope that a film would happen, while in June 2021 Jeong, aka Ben Chang, expressed his desire to return to the role in a conversation with Newsweek.
Harmon and the cast and creators of Rick and Morty they were talking Newsweek before Adult Swim season 6 launches on September 4, 2022. We’ll have more Rick and Morty content coming soon