The prophecy for Community of “Six Seasons and a Movie” gets one step closer on Thursday, January 2nd when the show makes its 5th season premiere with a one hour episode. NBC just released an insane trailer for the show which seems to prove that not only is Dan Harmon back in control, but he’s brought “the magic” with him.
It’s not all fuzzy monkeys and Changnesia, though. Donald Glover will be departing as a series regular after the fifth episode. In true Community fashion, his character, Troy, makes a dig at Zach Braff who left Scrubs six episodes into the final season of that show.
And though he’s leaving as a regular, I hope the way it’s worded means Glover will show up occasionally for at least a few Troy and Abed In The Morning spots.
He may have graduated last year (season?), but Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is still hanging around the Greendale campus. As far as I can tell, Pierce (Chevy Chase) won’t be back at all.
Even though some regulars are heading off campus, there are at least two impressive guest stars that show up in the trailer. First, there’s Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) looking as menacing as he did back in New Mexico on that little show about unlicensed pharmaceuticals.
Equally as imposing is the appearance of Walton Goggins (Justified) who looks to be tasked with getting the truth out of our favorite study group. This is where we find that Chang is really into over-share. Waaay into over-share.
Once a thing is heard, it cannot be unheard.
That not enough for you? How about the return of Alex “Starburns” Osbourne? Yes, he died, but only in the prime timeline. His alter-ego from The Darkest Timeline is apparently alive, but maybe not so well. I mean, how “well” can a man be when he’s running around dressed up as Sean Connery from the movie Zardoz? (Google it. Trust me.)
To add fuel to this fire of complete insanity we have three little words:
“Ass Crack Bandit”
Oh yeah, you’re here for the trailer, right? I didn’t forget. Okay, I almost forgot. Blame it on Changnesia.
[Hat tip to Digital Spy for the info!]