Community May Continue On Demand

Five seasons and a Hulu!

Community May Continue On Demand

by Owen Williams |
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"Six seasons and a movie!" was always the mantra for NBC's cult comedy Community, but it sadly fell short when the network cancelled it after series five. As with Arrested Development, however, it looks like there may be a glimmer of hope in the on-demand world. Netflix came to the Bluths' rescue, and in Community's case it may be Hulu steps up to bring us more.

The existing episodes are already a hit on the streaming platform via its deal with producing studio Sony, and Hulu recently announced that they want to aggressively ramp up their original in-house content, making Community is a perfect fit.

Negotiations are still at the very early stage, but Deadline reports encouraging noises on both sides. GIven the show's rather public internal problems in recent years, creator Dan Harmon revealed on his blog that he was originally equivocal about the idea of a resurrection, but is coming around.

"I will confess," Harmon says, "that when Sony called me on Friday with the news... 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… 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 re-cancels cancelled Community."

But he was also cautious about the likelihood of a happy outcome: "I’m scared to tell you how little a difference I think my enthusiasm will make. There are lots of reasons a Community resurrection could be difficult. So be prepared for that..."

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