Joel McHale is Pretty Certain ‘Community’ Season 6 Was the Last
The very mantra of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie seemingly guaranteed that Community’s recent Yahoo season would mark the last of the Greendale Gang’s episodic adventures, but one never really knows with Community. Still, the further away from the sixth season finale we get, star Joel McHale seems increasingly certain Community as a series has ended.
We’ve heard both McHale and creator Dan Harmon downplay the likelihood of a seventh season over the last few months, what with core cast options expiring after the sixth year, but a recent interview with Metro Weekly (H/T Uproxx) saw The Soup host flatly denying the possibility of an additional year:
No. [Yahoo] wanted to. But 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.
As McHale notes, Brie has begun cementing her place in movies like Get Hard or Sleeping With Other People, while Jacobs has her own Apatow-produced Netflix series in the works, and Ken Jeong has ABC’s Dr. Ken. Of course, Yvette Nicole Brown famously moved to the lesser work schedule of The Odd Couple, all before even taking into consideration the absence of Donald Glover, soon to start up his own series with FX’s Atlanta.
Harmon will no doubt kick around feature film ideas over time, over which the cast is reportedly game, but have McHale’s words but the final nail in new Community episodes?