Maulbert wrote:mistaowen wrote:Community is a case where coming back maybe was a mistake. After losing Chevy Chase and Donald Glover in season 5 (for completely different reasons), plus the Russo brothers leaving at end of season 3 for Captain America and then go on to crush both Avengers movies, the show never really found its stride again. Season 6 on short lived Yahoo TV felt like a different show entirely. Never upset to get more Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs tho.
Dan Harmon said a year or so after cancellation that Donald Glover's departure killed the show.
I honestly think it could have survived without Chevy Chase, but Troy was integral to how the group behaved and Glover's style was one of a kind and something that couldn't be replaced. That show was going to die the minute Troy or Abed left, because they were it's soul.
Yeah Chevy behind the scenes wasn't worth keeping Pierce around and they kinda ran out of ways for racist old out of touch guy to be funny. Troy and Abed were really the heart of the show and it's cool Dan recognized he was keeping Donald Glover's creativity back by sticking with the show.
I'll be interested to see if they can ever do a movie, would need the whole cast together to be worth it and Dan is busy on Rick and Morty. Be cool if the Russo's would come back to direct it, they sound pretty burnt out on Marvel stuff and even in recent interviews when Community comes up it sounds like they'd be on board.