A Community movie is in the planning stages, which will fulfill the show's 'Six Seasons and a Movie' mantra. Yahoo recently picked up the show for a sixth season to debut in the fall, following its shock cancellation by NBC earlier in the year.
Zack Van Amburg of Sony Pictures Television, the show's production company, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that talks of a possible seventh season will come only after a movie is released. "Let's see how our movie does! Isn't that our plan? There's no way we're not making the movie now," Van Amburg said. "I think once we make the movie, let's look up and decide how much more Community the world wants."
He then joked: "We promised six seasons and a movie, how much more do you want?… I'd be lying if I told you that we have not had some very early and preliminary conversations that are very exciting about what a potential movie could be and who might direct it. "It's early but it's completely in our thought process."
Van Amburg was also quizzed on if current plans include a theatrical release for the movie. "I don't know; that's the part that is preliminary," he clarified. "It was not part of our Yahoo conversation. "We were singularly focused on getting the series picked up, but I think anything is possible."
Both projects will likely feature the entire cast of Community, including Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown and Alison Brie.
"Today we're sending notices to everybody only because we have a separate deal both with Joel McHale and Jim Rash; we've been having lots of conversations with them and Joel has been fantastic," he said. "The hope is that the whole cast is coming back."