‘Community’ Cast Talks About Season 6 with Possibility of a Movie
Community Season 6 cast talks about the Yahoo! Screen premiere and the possibility of winding up the season with a feature film at SXSW Yahoo Panel.
I think it would be fair enough to say that Community has survived quite a few U-Turns and even road blockers since the day it premiered. It is no secret that NBC tried to shut Community down because of its low ratings. NBC did end the show, but Dan Harmon was not ready yet so he launched the show on Yahoo! Screen.
Executive Producers Chris McKenna and Dan Harmon headed the panel. Community cast Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, and Ken Jeong, attended the SXSW panel, accompanied by the two new additions to Community family Keith David and Paget Brewster.
To be honest, the show now has more fans than it ever had before and the show now runs for 26 minutes (Previously it aired for 22 minutes). After being inquired upon how everyone felt about the time extension McKenna said, “Now you guys are getting a lot more ‘Community’ because we love our stuff, and we’re not cutting it out”.
“The episodes were so short [and] we would go, ‘All of this is gold’…I think it’s just awesome that we can just do as much as we can now.” McHale added.
Harmon also answered the question about the possibility of a movie in serious almost joking manner. “Yahoo seems down for just about anything. I do not know why they would turn their nose up to a movie about a low-rated show. They seem to be very naive.”
Brie shared her experience working with Yahoo! Screen after leaving NBC. “I think part of that vibe is yes, being at Yahoo, and feeling incredibly supported. Everyone from Yahoo who visits is like, ‘We get it. Just do your thing.’ It’s so refreshing. The vibe has been so fun. I do think it’s nice to have a couple new people [Brewster and David] in the sixth season of a show.”
The Community can be streamed on Yahoo! Screen every Tuesday.