Parks And Rec Reunion Special — Co-Creator Shares More Details On What To Expect


The forged of NBC’s beloved office comedy Parks and Recreation are reuniting for a special one-off episode that can assist increase cash for COVID-19 reduction. Series co-creator Mike Schur has now shared some extra particulars in regards to the present, together with details about the plot and the way it was filmed.

During a convention name attended by The Hollywood Reporter, Schur stated the story will contain Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope making an attempt to take care of a way of normalcy and connectedness in the course of the COVID-19 disaster the place persons are bodily separated.

“The whole special is not about the disease,” Schur stated. “It’s about people coping with it and navigating their daily lives. The most important theme of the show is: Leslie Knope believes in friendship. She was loyal and friendly and put all her eggs in the power of friendship. It’s about her connecting with people and holding that group of characters together at a time when they’re unable to leave their homes. That’s the running theme.”

The episode is canon, however followers hoping for it to disclose particulars about what occurs subsequent to Leslie Knope in her political profession will not get any solutions. “We made a bunch of references in the finale to potential things that might happen to various people and we left all that out,” Schur stated. “We wanted this to be about what was happening in their life at this moment. There are no future Easter eggs–at least none that are intentional, anyway.”

Schur additionally confirmed that the particular will give a narrative clarification for why the Parks and Rec {couples}, together with Leslie and Ben, Ann and Chris, and April and Andy, are separated in the course of the lockdowns.

The forged filmed themselves utilizing iPhones, whereas Scur and different producers watched the shoots on Zoom to supply route. It was a “slow and laborious” manufacturing, Schur famous, including that this isn’t a sustainable means for making episodes of tv.

The Parks and Rec particular airs this Thursday, April 30, on NBC. All 10 members of the primary forged are set to seem, together with Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir, and Retta