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Joe Russo Believes A Community Movie Will Happen — But Will It?

Oh, Community. Now there was a show that went up in flames in spectacular fashion. It went many seasons as a beloved staple of comedy television. It was both a critical and cult favorite, even if it never seemed to do amazing things ratings-wise. Ultimately, it petered out on its home network of NBC after Chevy Chase left the main cast (which was a whole issue in and of itself).

From there, it went over to Yahoo!, where it lasted a 13-episode season. In addition to Yahoo! being a weird-ass platform to air, it was also the victim of its own success. Much of its cast outgrew the show, going on to bigger things. After all this time, would it simply fizzle out with its sixth season, or would its “six seasons and a movie mantra” actually come to fruition?

Joe Russo, co-director of Avengers: Endgame and one of the series’ executive producers, thinks it’s only a matter of time.

“We’d certainly be willing to do it. We love our Community family. That cast, we’re all still very close to all of them. It’d certainly be schedule-depending for us. But I believe there will be a Community movie, especially now that it’s doing so well on streaming. Someone like Netflix could step up and make that movie.”

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It’s not impossible. Netflix has a penchant for reviving brands in a big way — but it’s not as though it’d have to come back in a big way. After all, it’s a simple, TV-friendly concept that could be done for peanuts.

“I don’t think you’d want to see it with a really big budget. Part of what is so compelling about the show is that it’s very quaint, it’s Greendale as an underdog. I don’t think you’d want to suddenly execute it with crazy high production value and set design. Unless we were going somewhere fantastical or doing one of our genre exploration concepts. But I think you’d easily pull that movie off for a budget.”

I guess the big question here is whether or not audiences will flock to it. Personally, If you make the thing for less than $10 million, you’re pretty much guaranteed to at least gain the audience needed to justify its existence. Netflix literally just spent that kind of money in the time it took me to throw together this article. 

So, while scheduling may be a difficulty, I do think it’s just a matter of when. Don’t expect to see Chevy Chase return any time soon, but the rest, I could see, being happy to return. But what do you think of all this? Do you think a Community movie is actually in the cards? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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