Yvette Nicole Brown says she ‘doesn’t know anything’ yet about Community movie


Community star Yvette Nicole Brown has said she doesn’t have any updates on the forthcoming movie version of the hit sitcom.

In September, it was announced that the sitcom’s promise of “six seasons and a movie” would finally come true.

US streaming service Peacock shared the news seven years after the series came to an end.

It was revealed that creator Dan Harmon was overseeing the project, and that the majority of the main cast would be returning. This included Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong.

However, at the time, it was reported that three cast members were not yet attached to star: Donald Glover, Chevy Chase and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Appearing at the LA premiere for Disenchanted this week, Brown, who plays Shirley Bennett in Community, told Variety: “I don't know anything about the movie – I literally know nothing.

“You know as much as I do,” she added.

When the reporter asked if she “had no offer” yet, she responded: “I don't know anything about the movie! I keep telling people I don't know anything, and they keep asking me. I don't know nothing about the movie. Nothing.”

Brown said she discovered the film was going ahead because “Joel McHale said it was happening”.

The Independent has contacted NBC Universal Television for comment.

Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley Bennett in ‘Community’ (Colleen Hayes/NBC)
Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley Bennett in ‘Community’ (Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Some Community fans have been left worried by Brown’s comments, although there has been no confirmation either way about her possible role in the film.

“Not good news for those of us Shirley fans... but there’s still time,” Alex Burdine, host of Six Seasons and a Podcast, wrote on Twitter, adding: “Or this could be a misdirect. Who knows.”

“It would not be a Community without Shirley,” another fan said, stating: “The fans need her in the movie.”

Community the Movie is set to be released in 2023.

This article was amended on the date of publication to clarify Yvette Nicole Brown’s comments.