Things are getting a little confusing regarding the future of one of FTN’s favourite TV series, Community.
Having just wrapped up season six, the finale seemed pretty, well, final. But there was alway hope that the show’s long-running slogan #SixSeasonsAndAMovie may still stand. Or at the very least a seventh series.
However, lead actor Joel McHale today seemed to put the final nail in the Community coffin while speaking to Metro Weekly: “All of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception—their stock has risen significantly, and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So, you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.”
Pretty final, huh? Well, don’t get too down because, in response to McHale’s comments, Yahoo!, who produced the final season, was quick to rebound, saying there’s still hope.
In the statement, Yahoo! made it clear they want to explore all avenues: “We’ve seen tremendous value in our partnership with Sony and are continuing to discuss future opportunities for Community.”
So, if the cast are all beyond TV salaries and some are contracted to other shows now, could this mean the fabled Community movie is on the cards?
Well, your guess is as good as ours at this point but with the actors not likely to return for a full season, it would certainly seem like the most obvious course of action.
#SixSeasonsAndAMovie #TroyAndAbedInTheMorning #YesPlease