Created By: Dan Harmon
Starring: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash
Release Date: Wednesday, April 1
It’s no secret that we’re at the dawn of a new era of streaming. Multiple studios are branching out with their own streamers, and it’s understandably taking content away from Netflix, like Friends and The Office. With the streaming continuing to brew, Netflix lands its most high-profile acquisition since landing Seinfeld for streaming next year: The beloved cult favorite sitcom Community. There’s no better time for fans to revisit the series and new fans to hop on board.
Joel McHale stars in Community as Jeff Winger, a disgraced lawyer who becomes disbarred when it’s discovered that he lied about graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. Back into a corner, Jeff enrolls at Greendale Community College in order to obtain a real degree. Before long, Jeff becomes involved with a tight-knit study group that includes Britta (Gillian Jacobs), Abed (Danny Pudi), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), Annie (Alison Brie), Troy (Donald Glover) and Pierce (Chevy Chase).
Community comes from Dan Harmon, who also co-created The Sarah Silver Program and went on to co-create the fan-favorite animated series Rick and Morty. The NBC comedy series was consistently critically acclaimed but even more consistently struggled in the ratings. After five consecutive seasons on the bubble, the series was canceled but saved by Yahoo! for a sixth and final season (still waiting on that movie).
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