is lastly fulfilling its promise of “Six seasons and a film” as Peacock introduced plans to revive the beloved sitcom as a function movie, with the vast majority of the unique forged returning.
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong will all be again for Group: The Film, with collection creator Dan Harmon additionally onboard for the movie.
Group — a couple of group of scholars of various ages at Greendale Group Faculty — initially ran from 2009 to 2013 on NBC, shortly gaining a cult following and acclaimed evaluations (albeit low rankings).
The mantra “Six seasons and a film” harkens again to dialogue from a Season 2 episode about an unrelated present, however ultimately, it turned the official hashtag of Group’s diehard viewers after the collection ended.
Now, seven years after the sixth and closing season of Group streamed on Yahoo! Display, the Greendale gang is reuniting, though with out a trio of key co-stars: College’s nonetheless out for Chevy Chase and Donald Glover, who left the collection round Season 5, in addition to Yvette Nicole Brown, who was solely a part-timer in Season 6.
Each Glover — who’s probably busy with a ton of his personal initiatives, as himself and Infantile Gambino — and Brown stoked followers’ hopes for a bigger reunion on the film entrance when the forged did a pandemic-era digital desk learn for charity in Might 2020. On the time, Glover expressed curiosity in reprising the position of Troy however doubted a Group film would really get greenlit.
“We will’t make films proper now,” Glover mentioned. “Watching it now, I’m like, ‘Oh, this present’s actually punk.’ Actually subversive and like type of punk. We had a lot enjoyable and now I’m like, ‘I wish to watch this present once more, prefer it was brand-new.’” Alas, Glover and Brown weren’t included in Peacock’s announcement Friday.
Along with the film, Peacock additionally has acquired Group’s whole 110-episode run for the streaming service. Group: The Film‘s launch date has not but been set.
“‘Six seasons and a film’ began out as a cheeky line from Group’s early seasons and shortly ignited a passionate fan motion for this iconic, hilarious and funky (cool, cool) NBC comedy,” Susan Rovner, Chairman, Leisure Content material, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming, mentioned in an announcement. “We’re extremely grateful that 15 years later, we’re capable of ship followers this promised film.”
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