The cast of Community reunited over Zoom on Monday for a special charity table read benefiting COVID-19 relief. Led by show creator Dan Harmon, the series co-stars read from the Season 5 episode “Cooperative Polygraphy” while reminiscing about the show and discussing possible future plans, including a promised movie in the works.
“We can’t make movies right now,” Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino said, but added that he would be game for doing a movie following the show’s outlined “Six Seasons and a Movie” plan. “Watching it now, I’m like, ‘Oh, this show’s really punk.’ Really subversive and like kind of punk. We had so much fun and now I’m like, ‘I want to watch this show again, like it was brand-new.'”
Harmon added that he had found more appreciation in the show as time went on. “When I watch the episodes now, I have these waves come over me of like, first of all, my writers were amazing and probably didn’t get rewarded for it as much as maybe I thought the job was, but second…the whole cast is just like a machine on a basketball court that automatically slam dunks everything that you put onto the court. We’ve all had enough success individually that we all know it doesn’t get any better.”
Proceeds from the table read livestream will go toward Frontline Foods and José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, two groups working to provide food and other resources to vulnerable communities during the pandemic.