Community is dead. Brought down by a cancellation asteroid, the show unfortunately has yet to make good on the six seasons and a movie promise. And it looks like Netflix won’t be riding in to rescue the cult show either. But all is not lost! As it looks like a rival video streaming service might be interested in reviving the series.Deadline reports that Hulu is currently having a chat with Community producer Sony Pictures about ordering up some new episodes. These are still very, very early talks, but the potential is there as show creator Dan Harmon explained on his blog:
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… 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.
I’m scared to tell you how little a difference I think my enthusiasm will make. I know fandom, when it gets this deep for this long, becomes almost religious, including the urge to stone the less than faithful. But there are lots of reasons a Communityresurrection could be difficult. So be prepared for that. Which brings us to the other thing, the first thing, that most of the anxious tweets are about…
If you want to know the God’s honest truth, part of my “eh” was coming from the unsettling thought of your passion for campaigns being once again exploited by this rather unfair, somewhat backward system, one that now treats you like it’s your responsibility to keep a show alive, like a corporation is doing you a favor by feeding you low grade opiate through a regulated tube. Like you owe them an apology when they can’t measure or monetize you to their satisfaction. You deserve better.
Hopefully, something comes of these discussions. Now I need to actually start watching the show so that I can be proper bummed out if it is as awesome as everyone says it is.
Last Updated: May 29, 2014