UPDATE: According to a rep at Yahoo, the rumors circulating about Brie not returning to Community next year are false. Thankfully, Yahoo has confirmed that the Community cast – including Brie – are all on board for next year. Dan Harmon also confirmed Brie’s return on Twitter.
First it was Chevy Chase, then it was Donald Glover, and now, it looks like there’s a pretty good chance Alison Brie won’t be returning to Community when it makes its debut on Yahoo next year. While no official announcement has been made about Brie’s status on the show, Uproxx points out that the last time she tweeted about Community was back in May after NBC canceled it. When asked about whether we can expect to see Annie next season, Community writer Ryan Ridley had this less than hopeful response:
Community fans are already trying to fix this issue the way that’s worked best for them in the past – a hashtag campaign called #SixSeasonsAndAnAnnie. Brie was absent from the Community Comic-Con panel this summer and somewhat addressed the issue in an interview, saying “It’s hard to get details from anyone just yet. The whole thing is just still in the works right now.” In any case, we’ve reached out to Yahoo and will update as soon as an official announcement is made.