‘Community’ Movie Switches Filming Location to Atlanta
By Christopher Winley | Published on May 7, 2024

Dan Harmon recently revealed that Donald Glover played a pivotal role in determining the location for the filming of the “Community” movie, a project long-awaited by fans of the beloved cult classic sitcom.

The show’s enduring mantra, #SixSeasonsandaMovie, led to the production of a film slated for release on Peacock after years of anticipation. 

While the initial cast announcement omitted mention of original cast members Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown, Harmon has confirmed that both Brown and Glover will return to portray their iconic characters alongside Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Jeong, and Jim Rash.

Production was initially planned for Los Angeles, but there was an urge to relocate to Atlanta due to Donald Glover’s involvement in other projects. Glover, known for creating “Atlanta,” is currently working on multiple ventures including the “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” TV series for Prime Video and an upcoming “Star Wars” film titled “Lando,” alongside various other endeavors.

In 2022, Harmon gave a one to eight year timetable for the release of the movie as unfortunate events like the pandemic and the Hollywood strikes have lengthened an already lengthy process. 

Harmon added, “It just feels like psychological torture, from a fan’s perspective, to keep looking into the backseat of a station wagon and saying, ‘Who wants McDonald’s?’ And to just keep driving down the freeway. I don’t want to be guilty of causing that sensation. It just takes so long sometimes.”


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