“Community” at Comic-Con 2014 wasn’t supposed to happen. But it did, and here are the highlights from the panel!
Having been brought back from the network TV grave by Yahoo Screen for Season 6, the mood on the stage was positively cheery when Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna and Dino Stamatopoulos came out. The happy happy joy joy even started before the panel with a trailer containing the appropriate line: “Ratings? Where we’re going, we don’t need ratings.”
Unfortunately, there aren’t even scripts for Season 6 yet, which means no real spoilers. Teases, however, include the fact that the show will be pretty much the same (half-hour episodes, premiering weekly), Harmon isn’t planning meta silliness (but it will probably happen) and there’s no casting in the varying role of “crotchety old guy.” They’re not committing to returns for John Oliver or Donald Glover.
Speaking of Glover … “Troy’s out there somewhere. He may be imperiled. That’s what movies are made of,” Harmon says. Yes, they’re thinking of the movie. Unfortunately, despite jokes to the contrary, Benedict Cumberbatch is not a likely regular for Season 6.
And one final non-spoiler: “They’ll all be vampires,” Harmon says. Really, the sky’s the limit.