In a story that seems too good to be true, two of arguably the most beloved comedic showrunners in the past decade look to be teaming up together.
Not much is exactly known (of course), but ‘Community’ creator Dan Harmon and ‘Arrested Development’ genius Mitch Hurwitz are working on something – and it’s sure to be hysterical.
While promoting his new show ‘Harmontown’ at SXSW, Harmon told Rolling Stone (at the end of a lengthy interview where he talks a lot of ‘Community’) that he and Hurwitz are crafting something special.
“He and I have talked about doing a project together, so that every time I see him, I'm like, 'We weren't just drunk, we're really gonna do that?' And he's like, 'Yeah.'"
Hurwitz guest-starred on ‘Community’ last week in a move that was apparently all part of a ploy for Harmon to befriend and work with the ‘AD’ brainchild.
Harmon added of the project: “I don't want to talk about it… Okay, it would embrace the emerging mediascape, and use us both in a way that we weren't compromising each other, but are still collaborating, and giving the audience a lot to digest. That's all I'll say.”
So there it is. The two creators who have gained cult status among fans, both of whom led comedies that weren’t exactly understood by networks (Harmon was fired, then rehired; Hurwitz’s show was canceled, only to be picked up years later by Netflix), are doing something together. It sounds too like it could be a web series, which would allow both of them to do exactly what they want; a perfect fit for the tempestuous Harmon.
Now we wait – something fans of both ‘Community’ and ‘Arrested Development’ have become quite good at doing.