Peacock orders “Community” movie

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Peacock has ordered a movie based on the Dan Harmon comedy “Community,” bringing back original stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong.

This makes good on a promise that the show, which ended in 2015, would get six seasons and movie.

Without sharing specifics, Peacock and Sony Pictures TV, which jointly announced the greenlight today, described negotiations for Peacock to secure the movie as “heavily competitive.”

As part of the deal, Peacock has also acquired non-exclusive rights to the full six-season “Community” library.

The show was pitched as a comedy about strangers who bond in a community-college study group.

It has since earned critical acclaim and a loyal fan base.