Vince Gilligan is headed to Greendale. The "Breaking Bad" creator will guest star on an episode of NBC's "Community" during Season 5. According to EW.com, who first reported the news Monday (Nov. 4), Gilligan will make his acting debut as a smooth-talking gold digger who heightens a fight between Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi). The episode will film this week to air in late winter or early spring.
Another "Breaking Bad" alum, Jonathan Banks, will also appear on the comedy series. The actor, who played hit man Mike Ehrmantraut on the AMC drama, will recur as a criminology professor in 11 episodes. His former co-star Giancarlo Esposito has also guest starred in several episodes of "Community" in the last two seasons.
Gilligan joins previously announced Season 5 guest stars Walton Goggins, Nathan Fillion, Robert Patrick, Paget Brewster, Kumail Nanjiani, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Katie Leclerc, Ben Folds and "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz. "The Daily Show's" John Oliver and Rob Corddry will also make return appearances.
Gilligan's upcoming projects include AMC's "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul" and detective drama "Battle Creek" on CBS.
"Community" returns for Season 5 with back-to-back new episodes on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 8/7 p.m. CT on NBC. The new season will mark the return of previous showrunner Dan Harmon.