'Community' May See A Sixth Season After All On Hulu
Fans of Community might get #sixseasonsandamovie after all, but not via NBC. It appears Hulu is interested in picking up the show NBC cancelled, and is talking with producer Sony Pictures TV, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Community has always been an odd show, using the setting of a less than stellar community college to pilot its complex and flawed characters through TV and film tropes. Its clever genre-bending and thoughtful exploration of its characters earned it a fan base of quality. We're talking about a show where fans have started their own festival, CommuniCon.
Given Community's passionate fanbase and the success of online shows (House of Cards, Orange is the New Black), it could be a good partnership.
Show creator Dan Harmon initially blogged that he felt 'eh' about bringing the show elsewhere, later changing his opinion to 'sure, let’s talk,' saying that he would let Sony do the negotiating. "I'm not going to be the guy that recancelled Community," he wrote.
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.
Harmon fans know that he's a pretty open book kind of guy, and talks frequently about his feelings on the show (and everything else) via his weekly live show at Meltdown Comics and its accompanying podcast via Feral Audio.
In addition to HarmonTown, Harmon's also been working on Rick and Morty, an animated series on Adult Swim.