If there is one thing that has added to the mystique of “Community” — that is, outside of the Greendale 7 and some of their wacky adventures — it is the cast of educators that they have had over the past three seasons. Some of the most prominent teachers have included the likes of Ken Jeong, John Oliver, Betty White, and most recently Michael K. Williams, and there has to be someone memorable coming on for season 4 … right?
According to TVLine, the new producers working at the NBC show are looking for an older actor or actress to play an Oxford-educated professor who, on paper, looks to be far too good to be teaching at a school like Greendale. Then, as time goes by we have an opportunity to see just how unhinged that they truly are.
While there have been no official names announced for this part just yet, there is a part of us that is already begging to see Jeremy Irons in this role. Considering that you have already had one British person in John Oliver in a teaching role, it needs to be someone who is wacky in a different sort of way — and having someone who can be best described as “brooding” would be one great way to make that happen.
The upside for “Community” is that unlike some other shows on the fall schedule, it still has plenty of time to make some key decisions. The new season is slated to premiere on October 19, but the sad news is that for the time being the show only has a 13-episode order. Let’s hope that NBC tries to do a decent job promoting the series despite its Friday timeslot, and that the casual fans find a way to watch it live.
Who do you want to see in this role? To see what creator Dan Harmon is up to following his exit from the show, be sure to check out the story here.