Matt Lucas to guest star in US sitcom ‘Community’

British actor lands a multi-episode role in the popular comedy about an unlikely group of students

Matt Lucas has been cast in acclaimed US sitcom Community.

The popular comedy show follows an unlikely group of students who attend the same Spanish class at a community college in Colorado. Its ensemble cast includes Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, Joel McHale, Alison Brie and Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.

According to TVLine, Lucas has landed a “multi-episode guest-starring role” in the show’s new season. Initial reports claimed that Lucas would be playing a history professor who used to teach at Oxford, but his role has yet to be determined.

Lucas, 38, is best known for his work with David Walliams in BBC sketch show Little Britain, which later spawned an American spin-off called Little Britain USA. He also appeared in hit comedy film Bridesmaids and voiced roles in Alice In Wonderland and Gnomeo And Juliet.

Created by Dan Harmon, Community debuted on US network NBC in 2009 and now airs on digital channel Sony Entertainment Television in the UK. The show’s upcoming fourth season, which premieres in October in the US, will be the first without Harmon as showrunner. Previous guest stars have included Betty White, Jack Black, John Goodman and Hilary Duff.