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Community: Original cast member Donald Glover set to return for movie after doubt

Community star Joel McHale has revealed that the film will feature an original cast.

In September 2022, it was announced that the sitcom’s promise of “six seasons and one series” would finally come true.

US streaming service Peacock has shared the news seven years after the series ended, announcing that creator Dan Harmon will oversee the project and that most of the main cast will return.

This included McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong – however, at the time it was reported that three actors were still unstarred: Donald Glover, Chevy Chase and Yvette Nicole Brown.

McHale has now confirmed Glover’s return as Troy Barnes in a podcast appearance Let’s talk off camera with Kelly Ripa.

The actor who plays Jeff Winger said Glover is “coming back,” adding: “And that’s really important. The fact that we even asked Donald to do it… that’s the big part.

He also hinted that Shirley star Yvette Nicole Brown would be in the film, stating, “But I think people will come back. So far, we’re pretty good, and I think that’s going to happen. If not, you know, Donald will be there. See? It will just be Donald. It will just be an episode of Atlanta.”

Brown previously said she “knew nothing” about the project and said she only found out it was going when McHale made the announcement.

Glover’s profile has grown significantly since his debut in Community. He created and starred in the Emmy Award winning series Atlantaended after four seasons in 2022 and has won five Grammy Awards for her work as songwriter Childish Gambino.

Donald Glover as Troy Barnes in ‘Community’


Community ran for six seasons, starting in 2009 and airing the final season in 2015. The film will start shooting next summer.


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