‘Community’ Season 6 Premiere: Russo Brothers Returning to Direct
Many a big-name director once cut their teeth on NBC's 'Community,' from the likes of 'Fast and Furious' franchise helmer Justin Lin, to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (and sequel!) directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Now, with 'Community' headed into unfamiliar territory for its sixth season on Yahoo Screen, the Russos will return to guide its transition by directing the season 6 premiere.
Per IGN, the Russos (who directed the pilot, and about 30 other episodes between one another) will return to helm the season 6 premiere for its eventual late 2014 - early 2015 airing. The two had also taken off time from 'The Winter Soldier' to direct season 5's "Geothermal Escapism" and "Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons," but said of the season 6 premiere that:
We will be returning. We're going to do the first episode [of Season 6] for those guys. We're going to have a little fun with that episode. [Community executive producers] Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna are cooking up something very cool for us.
So far, we know of 'Community' season 6 that creator Dan Harmon and executive producer Chris McKenna will remain at the helm, while cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Yvette Nicole Brown have all signed on to return. Dan Harmon suggested that John Oliver could potentially return as 'Last Week Tonight' allowed, while any inclusion of Donald Glover might best be reserved for the seemingly inevitable movie.
Writing isn't expected to begin until August at the earliest, while Harmon himself has suggested we might see the 'Community' season 6 premiere after Christmas, or potentially in 2015. Production is also expected to keep the series in a weekly format, rather than Netflix's "all at once' model.
The Russos are certainly keeping busy as they prep 'Captain America 3' (don't forget, they'll also tackle a few 'Agent Carter' episodes), but what do you think? We'll know more of 'Community' season 6 in the coming months, but watch the first teaser below, and tell us in the comments what you want to see from the Greendale gang's return!