Donald Glover declined Dan Harmon’s invitation to return to Community for the comedy’s sixth and final season because, as far as he was concerned, Troy had been laid to rest.
“I think everything should have death clauses in them,” Glover told reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where he was promoting his new FX dramedy Atlanta. “Humans have death clauses. Like, thank God, one day, [Donald] Trump is gonna die. That’s guaranteed. That’s awesome. It’s important that things end. I’m glad things end because it forces things to progress. I get really frustrated in the world because I see a lot of things that could be better but aren’t better because things haven’t died yet.”
Glover went on to maintain, “I had so much fun on Community. It wasn’t that I wanted to run away from it.”