‘Breaking Bad’ Star Giancarlo Esposito Visits ‘Community’

Esposito will play the right-hand man of Pierce’s dead papa when the study group visits Hawthorne Wipes

Is Giancarlo Esposito channeling the dearly departed Gus Fring for his upcoming role on "Community"? An NBC rep tells TheWrap that Esposito will play a "tough customer" in an upcoming guest spot.

The "Breaking Bad" star, who played drug lord Fring, will appear on "Community" as Gilbert Lawson, the right-hand man to the dead, racist and homophobic father of Chevy Chase's Pierce.

Also read: How Giancarlo Esposito Forced 'Breaking Bad' to Get Even Better

Pierce and his study group run into Gilbert when they pay a visit to Hawthorne Wipes, the company founded by the late Cornelius Hawthorne, in an episode Esposito filmed this week.

No air date has been set yet for the installment, as "Community" still hasn't secured a return date to NBC's lineup. It was pulled from the network's schedule amid low ratings, but NBC says it will be back this season.

Vulture.com first reported Esposito's guest role.

And, in case you haven't seen that Gus Fring death scene lately, enjoy:


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