“Community” has been embroiled in a battle lately. After the issues between creator Dan Harmon and star Chevy Chase, his subsequent firing after the show was renewed for 13 episodes and the fallout from the decision, this show is hurting.
The “Community” fan base is intense, but will they stay with new showrunners? And how will NBC handle this? We now have an idea. Below is a leaked email, obtained by THR, from NBC which explains how the cast and crew are supposed to handle the situation. Let us know what you think.
With last night’s news of David Guarascio and Moses Port as new
showrunners/EPs on “Community” running in the press, and since we know
that cast members have interviews coming up this week, I wanted to
forward some messaging we hope our cast will find helpful as they
navigate questions that will undoubtedly come up. I know that David and
Moses are reaching out to them all directly but I’ve also heard from
some of the actors that they’d like some guidance on the topic.
I saw some of the tweets that went out and wereglad they all
addressed their own sentiments quickly, and we’re hoping that the news
will lose some steam over the next day, especially if we’re not
perpetuating the topic in any way
We’re tracking the coverage and conversation and will circle back
if we feel the need to reshift our plan or messaging. Please let me
know if you have questions.
Why did Dan get let go from the show?
We’re not made aware of why staffing changes take place but I
will always be grateful to Dan for his great work on the show and wish
him only the best. We’re also excited that we’ll be back on NBC’s
schedule in the fall and are looking forward to working on those
Were you aware that Dan was going to be let go?
No, that’s not something we’re consulted on. I’m sad to see him
go but I am looking forward to starting our next 13 episodes of
Did the studio or network consult with you about these changes?
No they didn’t but we’re looking forward to working with David Guarascio & Moses Port on a new season of Community.
What are their plans for the new season?
It’s a little early to say at this point but we’re looking forward the stories our characters will find themselves in come Sept.