Community Cast Shares Their Thoughts About Dan Harmon in New Harmontown Trailer

The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "Community"

We don’t cover much movie news here at TVOvermind (since we are primarily a television website, after all). However, when awesome TV news and movie news blend together like this, we need to share it with you guys. In the latest trailer for Harmontown, the new Neil Berkeley documentary about Dan Harmon, the creative genius who has crafted such beloved series like Rick and Morty and, of course, Community, countless writers and actors, including those that make up the Community cast, share their thoughts on what it’s like to work for and with a guy like Dan Harmon.

“Dan speaks his mind, and it has gotten him into trouble,” says series star Joel McHale in the film’s trailer.

Meanwhile, Ken Jeong (who plays Chang on Community) focused on Harmon’s perfectionist attitude, stating that he believes that Harmon is “harder on himself than anybody else,” and Yvette Nicole Brown emphasizes the underdog quality of both Harmon as a person and of his work, saying that he “reaches out to people that aren’t used to being reached out to.”

The trailer is also filled with some pretty funny stuff like Harmon goofing off in a bathtub and suggesting that he and an entire room of fans play Dungeons and Dragons. Not mention, it also features appearances by other Community actors, such as Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi and John Oliver, as well as film and television stars like Jack Black, Ben Stiller, and even Sarah Silverman, who, when talking about Harmon, admits, “I’m his biggest fan, and I fired him!”

Harmontown will be available in select theaters and through VOD on Oct. 7, while the sixth season of Community, which was cancelled by NBC back in May, will most likely premiere sometime in early 2015 on its new home: Yahoo Screen.

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