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Though Netflix is being inundated with fans requesting the streaming service pick up the recently canceled “Community,” a rep for the company disclosed Sunday that a pickup is not a possibility.
NBC canceled the Dan Harmon-produced show after five seasons, falling short of its fans’ quest for #SixSeasonsAndaMovie, as its fans took to declaring on social media. But since then, many have turned to Netflix to get another season in, particularly on Reddit.
One Reddit user on the /r/community board posted a rallying call for “Community” fans to use Netflix’s customer service live chat to urge the streaming service to pick up the show for a sixth season. Since then, “thousands” of fans have flooded the live chats, according to several customer service reps.
Some Netflix customer service reps seem to be encouraging the chatter, responding with hashtags such as “#savegreendale.” But a rep for the company said the streaming service isn’t in negotiations for the series.
A spokeswoman for Sony Pictures Television, which produces “Community,” declined comment.
Giving “Community” fans hope was the fact that Netflix has picked up a cult favorite before. “Arrested Development” found a new life on the streaming service after its three seasons were added to the Netflix library following its cancellation at Fox. The comedy found a huge following online, and convinced Netflix to create a fourth and final season of the show as an original.
The previous seasons of “Community” are on Hulu, not Netflix, as Sony struck a deal with Hulu long before the show’s cancellation.