The upcoming fifth season of NBC’s “Community” is clearly differentiating itself from the one before it.
With Dan Harmon back in charge and a premiere episode titled “Repilot,” that’s exactly what the show’s fans should expect.
“Fans know it,” Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton, told TheWrap during a visit to the set. “There’s a depth again to the episodes that make you want to re-watch it, because it’s hitting on levels that Dan goes to. On the surface it’s all great, but if you dig deeper it’s even better.”
When the comedy returns for Season 5, viewers will learn what lures the study group back to Greendale Community College.
And, there will be a new professor… “Breaking Bad’s” Jonathan Banks will recur for 11 episodes as the school’s prickly criminology professor.
And later in the season, “Daily Show’s” John Oliver will reprise his role as Professor Ian Duncan for six episodes.
They join a growing list of Season 5 guest stars, including Nathan Fillion, Robert Patrick, Paget Brewster, Kumail Nanjiani, Rob Corddry, Walton Goggins, Brie Larson, David Cross, Mitch Hurwitz, Vince Gilligan and Katie Leclerc.
Watch TheWrap’s exclusive first look at “Community’s” new “Mad Men” edition teaser above.
“Community” returns for its fifth season on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c.