With his duties on the AMC drama Breaking Bad now well behind him, Jonathan Banks will star in Community season 5 in a lengthy role.
Banks will play a character named Pat Nichols who is “an intense criminology professor with a mysterious background in military and police work,” according to Entertainment Weekly. His role will begin on season 5, episode 2.
The show only just began filming its fifth outing and NBC has not yet set a premiere date. Some reports indicate it may not premiere until early 2014.
NBC announced in July that creator Dan Harmon has returned to helm the show. Harmon and the network had a falling out that caused the former to depart the production in May 2012. One problem fans had with season 4 was, naturally, the fact that the show’s brain had essentially gone missing with Harmon out.
Banks is no stranger to NBC. The actor had a guest role on Parks & Rec last year.