Though it was confirmed that Group would obtain a follow-up movie slated to reach on Peacock in 2022, its future is left unsure as a result of ongoing Writers Strike. In accordance with sequence star Joel McHale in an interview with TV Line, the film has been delayed simply as traction was starting to select up on its growth.
“That was a bummer, as a result of we had been getting very shut,” he informed the outlet throughout his promotion for Crime Scene Kitchen. “However on the identical time, I’m a thousand billion % behind the writers. The writers must be paid.” Though development on the film has been paused, he nonetheless says the movie will occur on the proper time. “When this strike is over, we’ll come again and we’ll make it,” McHale mentioned. “And I’m certain that [series creator] Dan [Harmon] will put in 12 jokes addressing the actual fact it took this lengthy to return collectively. However we’ll get there. It simply might take a short while.”
On the time of the movie’s announcement, it was confirmed McHale could be returning alongside Danny Pudi and Alison Brie as Abed Nadir and Annie Edison, respectively. Additionally returning is Gillian Jacobs as Britta Perry, Jim Rash as Dean Craig Pelton, and Ken Jeong as former Spanish professor Ben Chang. Nevertheless, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase, John Oliver, Jonathan Banks, Keith David, and Paget Brewster have been confirmed to not seem. Though, Harmon says the movie might embrace Glover.
“‘Six seasons and a film’ began out as a cheeky line from Group’s early seasons and rapidly ignited a passionate fan motion for this iconic, hilarious and funky (cool, cool) NBC comedy,” NBC Common Tv’s Chairman of Leisure Susan Rovner mentioned in an announcement in September. “We’re extremely grateful that 15 years later, we’re in a position to ship followers this promised film and may’t wait to get to work with Dan Harmon, Andrew Visitor, Joel McHale, Sony, and our companions at UTV to proceed this epic comedy for Peacock audiences.”
“We’re grateful to Peacock, our companions at UTV and to all of the zealous followers who’ve cherished this iconic present.”
Group initially aired on NBC earlier than being canceled after 5 seasons. Nevertheless, the present continued for yet one more season on Yahoo TV.