Human Beings, you may actually get the six seasons part of Community's #sixseasonsandamovie. After being canceled by NBC, it looks like Community may live to see another day thanks to Hulu.
Deadline first reported the comedy's potential resurrection.
Hulu has the digital rights to the beloved comedy starring Joel McHale and is reportedly eying a sixth season revival. Sony Pictures Television had no comment. Dan Harmon, the show's creator, seemed at peace with the cancellation following NBC's May announcement, but took to his blog to explain his stance.
"I will confess, however, that when Sony called me on Friday with the news, there was brief discussion at the end of the call about the concept of the show living elsewhere, and I was definitely in the 'eh' column. For a million reasons, some selfish, some creative, one logistic, five sexual, three racist (in a good way) and, oddly, nine isometric," he wrote. "I won't bore you with them. I mean, of course I will bore you with them. Boring you is my job, my hobby and my passion. But it doesn't matter right now WHY I'd be lukewarm or if my reasons would be valid, what matters is, I won't be lukewarm. I'll heat up. 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. I'm not going to be the guy that recancels cancelled Community."
Harmon cautioned fans not to get too up in arms or campaign too heavily yet, for fear the enthusiasm that kept the show on the air for five seasons would be exploited. "But there are lots of reasons a Community resurrection could be difficult," Harmon wrote. "So be prepared for that."
Community was pretty much always a bubble show with fans rallying around the cult hit to keep it going year after year. The comedy also starred Gillian Jacobs, who is moving on with a new role on Girls, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown and Donald Glover. Chevy Chase also appeared in the first four seasons as a series regular.
Jacobs said she was surprised by the show's cancellation and told Entertainment Weekly, "when you defy death so many times, you think you got one more life. I guess we were a cat with five lives instead of nine."
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