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‘Community’ creator Dan Harmon says conversations are ‘happening’ about a movie

‘I’m very, very excited about the coming months,’ Harmon said in a recent interview with The Wrap.

“Community” creator/executive producer Dan Harmon, left, with cast members Chevy Chase and Joel McHale.
“Community” creator/executive producer Dan Harmon, left, with cast members Chevy Chase and Joel McHale.
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“Community” might be closer than ever to realizing its fans’ mantra of “six seasons and a movie,” according to The Wrap.

After announcing last week that the cast of “Community” would be reuniting for a virtual table read on May 18, series creator Dan Harmon told The Wrap on Friday that “there are conversations happening” about a possible movie.

“I can tell people for sure that the enthusiasm for ‘Community,’ both for all of this time and the resurgence of it [on Netflix], there’s always an aspect of that affects the marketplace,” Harmon told The Wrap. “And when the marketplace gets affected, conversations happen. And when conversations happen, things happen.”

Fans of “Community” have been calling for a movie since the series ended in 2015, often using the hashtag #SixSeasonsAndaMovie that’s a reference to a quote from the character Abed, according to BuzzFeed.

“Community” ran for five seasons on NBC before moving to Yahoo Screen for its sixth and final season. Its ensemble cast included Joel McHale, Alison Brie and Donald Glover, according to Vox.

Harmon acknowledged how long fans have been waiting for news of a reunion movie.

“I mean, when you’re part of the ‘Community’ family, you learn never to raise expectations, keep ‘em nice and low and then be pleasantly surprised,” Harmon told The Wrap. “So I can say that there are conversations happening that people would want to be happening and that I’m very, very excited about the coming months.”

Both McHale and director Joe Russo have spoken out recently about the possibility of a reunion movie, the Deseret News reported last month.

“There’s a better chance than there’s ever been” for the movie to finally happen, McHale told Variety in April, while Russo told Collider that he and his brother Anthony Russo would “certainly be willing” to work on a “Community” movie.