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'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan to Guest Star on 'Community'

November 5, 2013 (1:37 am) GMT
The 'Breaking Bad' mastermind will play a smooth-talking gold digger who fuels a fight between Annie and Abed.

Vince Gilligan is going to make his acting debut on the upcoming fifth season of "". EW reports the "" creator will play a smooth-talking gold digger who fuels a fight between Annie () and Abed (Danny Pudi).

The Dan Harmon-created comedy series will kick off its season 5 on January 2, 2014. Filming for the episode where Gilligan will make a guest appearance takes place this week. The episode is expected to air in either late winter or early spring next year.

Gilligan is not the only "Breaking Bad" member who guests on "Community". Jonathan Banks, the Mike Ehrmantraut of the crime drama, will channel his inner criminology professor in 11 episodes of the college-set series. Former co-star Giancarlo Esposito previously appeared in seasons 3 and 4.

Other guests on "Community" this season include , , , , Kumail Nanjiani, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, , and "" creator Mitchell Hurwitz. The returning guests, meanwhile, are , and .

After "Breaking Bad" came to an end earlier this year, Gilligan is working on spinoff "" which focuses on Walter White's resourceful lawyer Saul Goodman. He is also developing CBS' detective drama "" with "House" creator David Shore as a showrunner.


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