COMMUNITY Creator Dan Harmon Talks About the Status of Another Season, Inspector Spacetime, Evil Troy and Abed, a COMMUNITY Movie, and More

     March 22, 2012


With one of the best shows on TV finally returning with new episodes, the cast of NBC’s Community and creator Dan Harmon were in great spirits at last weekend’s WonderCon.  Shortly before their Sunday panel, I got to sit down with Harmon for an extended interview.  We talked about being at the Con and his appreciation of the fans, where did the Beetlejuice nod come from, Inspector Spacetime and a possible guest star that could have played one of Abed’s longtime friends, will evil Troy and Abed make another appearance, are there any ideas that were too far out (he reveals one of them and it’s a great one!), where would a Community movie take place in the shows timeline if they were to make one (again, another awesome idea), will they get another season, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

community-nbc-cast-poster-imageDan Harmon Time Index

  • 0:05 – Dan Harmon talks about his reaction to WonderCon and his appreciation of the fans.
  • 1:05 – Harmon wants Community fan-haters to “get the chip off their shoulder.”
  • 1:50 – Regarding his favorite TV shows, Harmon mentions which ones he watches when he finds the time, including Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and Peep Show.
  • 2:45 – Harmon reveals where the Beetlejuice nod came from in Community.
  • 3:40 – Harmon talks about the appearance of Inspector Spacetime in this season of Community including a guest star who could have been involved in the show as one of Abed’s longtime friends.
  • 4:50 – Harmon reflects on how his level of control over the show has changed since the first season.
  • 6:05 – SPOILER Evil Troy and Abed make another appearance in the upcoming season.
  • 6:25 – Harmon talks about sculpting the design of the show and whether or not deleted scenes have anything to add to the episodes.
  • 8:05 – Harmon prefers the version of TV shows he has in his memories versus re-watching them to draw inspiration.
  • 8:55 – Believe it or not, there are some ideas that were too far out for Community and Harmon reveals one of them.
  • 10:10 – Six seasons and a movie! The possibility of a Community movie is real. Check out what Harmon has to say about it here.
  • 10:55 – Harmon is very positive about another season of Community and is confident in saying there’s a 60/40 chance of progressing another 13 episodes, depending on ratings.