TV Guide reports, the Wire’s Michael K. Williams will recur on NBC in the third season of Community as the study group’s new biology professor.
Williams, who is best known for playing Omar on HBO’s The Wire, the stick-up boy with a strong moral code, will appear in a minimum of three episodes. His character takes his first teaching job after recently being released from prison, where he earned his degree in biology.
“We’ve had all these crazy teacher characters,” creator Dan Harmon says. “They’re so dedicated to their profession that they’re kind of nuts or they’re off the deep end. So, the next logical place to go on that playing field is a deeply intense character. I want to use that as a comedic tool.
Williams currently plays as Chalky White on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
The third season of Community premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8 pm.