Justified and The Shield star Walton Goggins has been cast in season 5 of Community in a guest role.
Dan Harmon and the folks at Community seem to be on a singular mission to have every awesome supporting character actor from excellent TV drams appear on the show at some point or another. First came Lost‘s Josh Holloway in season 2, followed by The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams and Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Espositio in season 3. That’s not even to mention Breaking Bad‘s other intimidating bald guy, Jonathan Banks, who’s set to appear in season 5.
Goggins is best known for his work as the at-times villainous Boyd Crowder on Justified and Shane Vendrell on The Shield.
He will be playing a character only known as Mr. Stone, a “mysterious, emotionless man, with a dangerous accusation, a tantalizing offer and a devious plan that will change the group forever,” who Jeff’s crew comes across, according to TV Guide. The guest stint is only known to be one episode at this time. Perhaps Goggins’ Mr. Stone and his tantalizing offer will have something to do with Troy Barnes departure from the show after the fifth episode.
There is still no official return date for season 5 of Community but syndicated episodes are slated to begin appearing on Comedy Central on September 15.