Donald Glover pitches Community spin-off movie during reunion table read

LACMA Art + Film Gala held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California. Featuring: Donald Glover Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 02 Nov 2019 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/

Donald Glover pitched an idea for a spin-off movie to his Community castmates during a reunion table read on Monday.

The one-off special saw Glover reunite with his castmates Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong, as well as creator Dan Harmon, to help Jose Andres’s World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods’ Covid-19 relief efforts.

During the reunion, the Atlanta star pitched an idea for a film in which Abed Nadir, the character played by Pudi, would go out in search of his own character Troy Barnes – who is considered dead or lost at sea after being captured by pirates during season five.


“I like movies like that,” Glover commented. “What am I doing, writing the movie on the fly or something?”

Pudi agreed, adding: “I love the idea of Troy being lost and Abed’s mission is to go find him, try to track someone down – that would be fun.”

The rest of the cast also raised their hands in support of the idea of a new movie, although Glover said the start of production could be some way off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal also took part in the table read, filling in for Walton Goggins, who was not available to reprise his character, Mr. Stone.