Could #SixSeasonsAndAMovie actually happen? According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Harmon is in talks with Hulu to bring “Community” back for another season.
“Community” already fares very well on the streaming service with the series ranking as one of the site’s best performing TV series.
“You can’t get to six seasons and a movie without six seasons,” Sony Pictures Television co-president Jamie Erlicht told THR on May 14, a week after NBC canceled the series. “We, more than any other studios, fight for shows that we believe in. This show had a remarkable history. There are real conversations we need to have with everyone as soon as we get back. We’ve been on the receiving end of some phone calls, but we really need to get together with the Community team and have real conversations and figure out the future. If there’s any show that should have a future or could have a future, it really feels like Community is the one.”
SPT co-president Zack Van Amburg added,
“If Dan Harmon feels that this is the darkest timeline, then we’ll figure out very quickly how to turn that around. So we need to get to our partner and we’ve had some really interesting conversations and a few incoming phone calls, which was really nice.”
Despite the fact that Harmon initially seemed rather “eh” about the show moving onto a new home, he has admitted that he “won’t be lukewarm” about a revival should it become a serious conversation. “I said ‘eh’ on a Friday afternoon, I will change it to a ‘sure, let’s talk’ on Monday morning and Sony can do their thing,” he wrote. “I’m not going to be the guy that re-cancels canceled Community.”
It should be noted that the powers at me are merely in talks which is WAY different than negotiations. But let us hope that “talks” evolves into “negotiations” over the next few weeks.