What are the prospects for Community beyond season six? Is this a final season? Could it hit seven seasons?
Sony Pictures Television president of programming and production Zack Van Amburg: I don’t know, let’s see how our movie does! Isn’t that our plan? There’s no way we’re not making the movie now! I think once we make the movie, let’s look up and decide how much more Community the world wants. We promised six seasons and a movie, how much more do you want?! [Laughs.] … I’d be lying if I told you that we have not had some very early and preliminary conversations that are very exciting about what a potential movie could be and who might direct it. It’s early but it’s completely in our thought process.
Could the movie stream on Yahoo or are you looking for a theatrical release?
I don’t know; that’s the part that is preliminary. It was not part of our Yahoo conversation. We were singularly focused on getting the series picked up but I think anything is possible.
Is the entire cast returning?
That’s our plan, yes. Today we’re sending notices to everybody only because we have a separate deal both with Joel McHale and Jim Rash; we’ve been having lots of conversations with them and Joel has been fantastic. The hope is that the whole cast is coming back.