The creators of two of TV's most beloved canceled-then-uncanceled comedies are collaborating on a secret project, and they don't want anyone else telling them what to do.
When Community's Dan Harmon invited Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz to guest on his show, he apparently had a bigger collaboration in mind. Harmon teased the project to Rolling Stone with a minimum of details.
"I invited him to come down on the show and then I parlayed that into what I really want from him, which is friendship, hanging out, talking about how dumb people are when they tell you what to do!" Harmon said.
He went on to explain that whatever the two are working on "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."
Which isn't much of an explanation at all, but it's enough to get fans wildly speculating.
Assuming it's a TV show—which Harmon didn't explicitly confirm—it could follow in Arrested's footsteps and embrace the straight-to-Netflix corner of the "emerging mediascape." And considering the dense layers of jokes that reward repeat viewings of both Arrested Development and Community, the "a lot to digest" claim isn't hard to believe.
Harmon's not ready to "ruin it" by laying the whole thing out on the Internet, though, so all we can do is guess and wait.