Vince Gilligan to Make His Acting Debut on an Episode of ‘Community’


Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is set to try his hand at comedic acting. He’ll be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Community, according to EW. Gilligan will be playing a “smooth-talking gold digger” who winds up in the middle of a fight between Annie and Abed. The episode is being filmed this week and will air as a part of the show’s upcoming fifth season, which sees the return of showrunner/creator Dan Harmon and kicks off on January 2nd, 2014.

Breaking Bad regular Jonathan Banks, who played Mike Ehrmantraut on that series, will also be guest starring on Community during its new season. He’ll be appearing in 11 of the 13 episodes as an intense criminology professor. Community’s fifth season will include a whole slew of guest stars, both new and old, like Rob Corddry, John Oliver, Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz, Nathan Fillion, Paget Brewster, Brie Larson, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Kumail Nanjiani, and Ben Folds.