June 25, 2014
'Community' revivial hits setback as Hulu abandon 6th season talks
US comedy was cancelled in May after five seasons
Hopes for a Community revival have been hit by broadcaster Hulu's decision to abandon talks about being involved in a potential sixth season.
The US comedy was cancelled by broadcaster NBC earlier this year but could have returned via streaming video service Hulu.
TV Line reports, those discussions have now broken down and Community is left without anyone willing to find future episodes. However, the source states that Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the show, "remains determined to find a new home for the show before the June 30 deadline (which is when the actors’ deals expire)."
The decision to cancel the show after five seasons was confirmed on May 9 and immediately led to speculation that a subscription based service such could pick up the show. However it was subsequently reported that there was little interest from other broadcasters and that creator Dan Harmon is keen to move on.
Writing on his blog, Harmon also stated that he is not keen on the show returning with a fear that any campaign by fans could lead to the show being "exploited."
The cult US comedy revolved around a motley crew of adult students at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado and starred Donald Glover, Joel McHale and Alison Brie among others. The show's UK home is on the Sony Entertainment Television channel.
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