Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks Joins Community

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Aug. 20 2013, Updated 1:04 p.m. ET

Look out Community fans because you’re about to be graced with the wrath of Breaking Bad’s Mike Ehrmantraut! It’s been announced that character-actor Jonathan Banks will be gracing the fifth season of NBC’s sitcom Community as a college professor.

That’s right, the man who sparked fear into the eyes of so many in his four decade career is moving on to instill education into the minds of students.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Banks will be appearing on eleven, count ’em, eleven episodes of Community, so that’s pretty much the whole season minus two episodes.

It looks like Jonathan Banks’ first encounter will be with Annie (Allison Brie), when she enrolls in his class on the second episode of the new season.

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Banks will play a professor, but don’t expect sunshine and rainbows from the actor just because he left AMC. Banks’ character is revealed to be “an intense criminology professor, with a mysterious background in the military and police work.” This sounds like the perfect project for the actor, who has made a career out of playing threatening characters.

This isn’t the first time Jonathan Banks has appeared on the peacock network. Last year Banks played Adam Scott’s father on Parks and Creation. In addition, this isn’t even the first Breaking Bad actor to go over to Community. Apparently creator Dan Harmon is a huge Breaking Bad fan, because Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) made an appearance on the show as well.

It’s been quite the year for Jonathan Banks. The actor has scored a Supporting Actor Emmy nomination this summer for his episodes on Breaking Bad.

This cast addition may fill the spot for Community alum, Donald Glover, who is expected to only make a few appearances in the shortened season.

Are you excited to see Breaking Bad’s Mike pop up on Community?

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