Just in case having one acclaimed actor guest-star on “Community” as a professor was not enough, we now have some more news to go “pop, pop!” over pertaining to this upcoming season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Malcolm McDowell (“Franklin & Bash,” “Heroes,” dozens of other awesome things) is going to be joining the show for select episodes this coming season as a history instructor known as Professor Cornwallis. We don’t really know much else about the character just yet, but McDowell is the sort of serious actor whose intensity should transfer well to the show similar to how Michael K. Williams did on season 3 of the show as the science instructor.
McDowell joins British actor Matt Lucas as professors this season, though we doubt his character is going to be a similar sort of Oxford-educated man who falls completely apart at the seams. Both of these characters should be helping the Greendale Seven navigate through what is their senior year at community college, and what could be the final season of the show depending on how the ratings fare. We already know that there is going to be a major challenge in store for them — “Community” is moving to Friday nights beginning on October 19, and this is commonly a night that most TV shows go to if they have a death wish. When you consider that much of “Community’s” audience are young people — otherwise known as the people who go out on Friday nights — this becomes rather problematic no matter how much spin anyone tries to put on it. (Then again, we’re just happy for more episodes so long as the quality stays close to where it was with Dan Harmon.)
What do you think about this casting, and are you as excited about “Community” as you have always been? We want to hear some of your thoughts below!