‘Parks and Rec’ Co-Creator Mike Schur Says Reunion Special Wasn’t Easy to Pull Off

Circumstances aside, the upcoming “Parks and Recreation” one-off scripted reunion special will likely be a dream come true for the acclaimed sitcom’s legion of fans.

It’s also a project the series’ writers and core cast were eager to reunite for.

Regardless, “Parks and Recreation” executive producer Mike Schur warned that producing television during the ongoing global crisis was anything but a sustainable practice.Schur discussed the upcoming special, which airs on April 30, during a press conference with reporters on Tuesday.

He noted that the original series’ cast members responded to Schur’s pitch in under an hour, while six of the show’s writers inked a script in less than three days.

The special took around three weeks to put together, with Schur and others directing actors via Zoom while “The Good Place” graphics team handled the episode’s effects.

It was an efficient, collaborative effort, but the

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