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Community’s creator suggests the cult TV hit might not be done just yet

A scene from the show Community.

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The cult TV hit Community, which was cancelled this year by NBC, may not be done just yet. The show's creator, Dan Harmon, says Sony has been in talks with the online streaming service Hulu about the series, and Hulu was "very responsive." Harmon made the comments at the Banff World Media Festival on Wednesday.

"I think I'm at liberty to say just what I know. I can't remember if they told me not to say this or not," he said, before revealing that the Sony-Hulu discussions were under way.

"This is the place where [Sony excels], is brokering deals and making the impossible possible through this brute force," said Harmon, who was famously fired and rehired from the show. The series, about a group of community college-attending misfits, was cancelled after its fifth season.

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But Harmon says he's not overly optimistic about the show's revival. "I would temper that I feel, just as a regular fellow looking at the whole thing, it seems so impossible to pull off. So many deals would have to be made that aren't currently made. So many contracts would have to be negotiated."

When asked about other future projects, Harmon said there's a movie he's been wanting to write for 15 years, and he's also been talking with Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz about doing something for Netflix.

"I don't know if I want to go back to network TV; I don't know if I want to turn my back on it while the iron's still hot," he said. "There's a literary agent telling me that I could make just as much money writing a book. ... I want to go back to feature writing; I will miss network TV."

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Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. She covers the film and television industry, visual art, literature, music, theatre, dance, cultural policy, and other related areas. More


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