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The ‘Community’ cast is reuniting for a virtual table read— yes, even Donald Glover

Donald Glover’s appearance with the cast will mark the first time he has participated in a ‘Community’ event since leaving the show during the fifth season

In this publicity photo provided by Sony Pictures Television, actor, Joel McHale, is shown in a scene from “Community - Introduction to Finality.”
In this publicity photo provided by Sony Pictures Television, actor, Joel McHale, is shown in a scene from “Community - Introduction to Finality.” The cast of “Community” is reuniting on May 11 for a virtual table read for charity.
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It’s not exactly the movie that “Community” fans have been waiting for, but the cast of the popular series will reunite for a virtual table read to benefit charity, Variety reported on Thursday.

Creator Dan Harmon and stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and Donald Glover will all participate, according to Variety.

Glover, who left “Community” during the show’s fifth season and has gone on to create the FX series “Atlanta” and star in films like “The Lion King” and “Solo,” is set to join the cast for the table read, marking the first time that he has participated in a “Community” event since leaving the show, Variety reported.

Chevy Chase, who left the show after the fourth season and frequently clashed with Harmon and the rest of the cast, will not be joining the table read, according to Collider.

The cast will be reading an episode from season five, “Cooperative Polyagraphy,” which is a bottle episode (meaning the cast remained in the same room throughout the episode), Collider reported.

There will also be a Q&A with the cast, and fans can submit their questions on social media using #AskCommunity and tagging @CommunityTV, according to Variety.

Viewers are also asked to contribute to two charities, Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods, which are both involved in COVID-19 relief efforts, Variety reported.

Fans have been hoping for a “Community” movie since the series ended in 2015. McHale and director Joe Russo have both addressed the rumors in recent weeks, indicating that it might still be a possibility in the future, the Deseret News reported last month.

For now, though, fans will have to be satisfied with the virtual table read. It’s set to take place on May 18 at 3 p.m. MT on the official “Community” YouTube page, according to Variety.