When NBC cancelled Community, fans were quick to say that we had entered “the darkest timeline.”And for a while there it seemed like we had, and that the whole #SixSeasonsAndAMovie thing would never happen. But there might be hope for the show yet. The latest news it that Sony TV and Hulu have started to talk about the possibility of giving Community a sixth season via the streaming service.
According Deadline, (via /Film) the canceled NBC series’ studio Sony TV is in talks with Hulu about reviving the show for another season. The interest is coming from both sides, and if you think about it, this deal would make a lot of sense. Community is a favorite online, especially on Hulu, which already owns the digital streaming rights to the show. But “sources stress that conversations are preliminary and it is unclear whether they would lead to a deal.” So don’t break out the champagne bottles just yet.
As for creator Dan Harmon, he recently blogged about concerns regarding the cancellation of his show, saying:
“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 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’.”
As fans of Community, we all want to see the prophecy get realized. Community should totally get another chance online, plus a movie later on. But if a deal happens, it needs to happen now, before the fire burns out.
What do think of the news? Is it a good idea to bring back Community through Hulu?