It looks like there's a chance that Community will live on! Earlier this month NBC cancelled the incredibly funny series, but it seems as though the sixth season might end up on Hulu, which would be amazing. It may not be Netflix like I hoped, but Hulu is the next best choice.
According to Deadline, Hulu is in talks with Sony Pictures to make it happen. They say that as of this moment the conversations are preliminary, and there's no way to tell whether they will lead to a deal. But both sides are showing interest.
After a little doubt, Community creator Dan Harmon has said that he would be open to the possibility of taking the series somewhere else. Shortly after the show was cancelled he had this to say 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.
I'm happy that he's willing to try and make something work, and I truly hope that Sony and Hulu can come to some kind of agreement. I would love to see at least one final season, and hopefully a movie.
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