Wednesday evening, Deadline reported that Hulu was "in talks" with Sony Pictures TV to bring Community back from the dead for a post-cancellation season on the streaming service. We respectfully ask Hulu to not do that.
Hulu was the front-runner to become Community's post-NBC home pretty much the moment the show was cancelled, but a revival at all was seen as a long shot, for a number of reasons. And now, according to Deadline, "Sources stress that conversations are preliminary and it is unclear whether they would lead to a deal, but I hear there is will on both sides." So this should probably be considered a tenuous prospect at best. All the better, then, to nip this in the bud now.
Community doesn't need to be revived. This isn't a Freaks and Geeks situation – Community had five seasons on air, more than most cult shows, and it isn't as if the show was only now hitting its prime. Sure, it's one short of its six season hashtag, but that's no more reason to bring it back than any other Twitter joke. The show left very few story lines unwrapped at the end of the fifth season. There's no cliffhanger to resolve. This wasn't a premature death. A sixth season on Hulu would be nothing but pandering fan service.