Community star and musician Donald Glover has provided an update on the follow-up movie to the beloved sit-com, confirming that the script is done.
Community first hit television screens in 2009, starring an ensemble cast that included Glover, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, Joel McHale and more. The essential sit-com followed students at a community college in Colorado, running for six seasons before concluding in 2015.
Series creator Dan Harmon and writer Andrew Guest have been working on the script for a follow-up film since late 2022, but filming was delayed by last year’s strike action. Now, Glover has provided an update on the project.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the multi-talented actor confirmed that the script for the film has been finished. “I was told that the script — literally, I was texting today — I was told that the script was done,” he stated, but admitted that he is yet to read it.
Still, Glover maintained his commitment to the project, suggesting that timings simply haven’t worked out. “It’s really just a schedule thing,” he continued, “[but] I’m in. I’m all in.”
Since leaving Community, Glover has become a show-runner himself, creating and starring in Atlanta. More recently, he created a television remake of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, starring opposite Maya Erskine.
The chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, Susan Rovner, also provided a statement on the upcoming film, commenting, “‘Six seasons and a movie’ started out as a cheeky line from Community‘s early seasons and quickly ignited a passionate fan movement for this iconic, hilarious and cool (cool, cool) NBC comedy.” She shared her excitement to reunite Harmon, Guest, McHale and Sony.
Filming is set to begin in the summer of this year.