While the mantra of “Community” has always been “six seasons and a movie,” that has not been necessarily the case for Donald Glover.
The actor / writer / rapper has not been one to give frequent interviews since the early seasons of the NBC show, so there have been few opportunities over the years for him to explain his departure from the NBC show early on during season 5. While he was invited to be a part of the sixth (and at present final) season, he did not take part.
In explaining that decision to reporters at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour (where he was promoting his new comedy “Atlanta”), Glover made it clear per TVLine that it was a philosophical choice rather than any slam against the show or Harmon:
“I think everything should have death clauses in them … Humans have death clauses. Like, thank god, one day, [Donald] Trump is gonna die. That’s guaranteed. That’s awesome. It’s important that things end. I’m glad things end because it forces things to progress. I get really frustrated in the world because I see a lot of things that could be better but aren’t better because things haven’t died yet … I had so much fun on Community. It wasn’t that I wanted to run away from it.”
Would we want to see Glover turn up as Troy (arguably one of our favorite characters on the series) in an eventual movie to complete the prophecy? Absolutely, but the ball there is in his court. Also, it’s not entirely certain that a movie will happen, given that the majority of the cast has gigs somewhere else and it could be expensive to make it happen.
Nonetheless, we’ll follow this up in due time, but we’re excited to see “Atlanta” eventually air. You can head over here for now to get some other TV news on all we cover, sent right over to you via our official CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: NBC / Sony.)