Michael K. Williams set for role in hit sitcom
Michael K. Williams, most famous for his role as Omar Little in the HBO show, The Wire, has signed on for a role in NBC‘s comedy hit Community.
The show, which centres around a group of community college students (including Chevy Chase), features a host of meta jokes which incorporate popular culture and parodies of famous films.
Williams will play a new teacher at the school, as the gang tackle the subject of biology in their third year.
Other Community news to come out of the Comic-Con panel at the weekend (July 22-24), revealed that Jeff‘s dad will finally feature and Troy and Abed (Donald Glover and Danny Pudi) will move in together.
After hard-hitting roles in HBO dramas like Boardwalk Empire, where Williams plays a prohibition era gangster, the role in Community should be a welcome break for the actor, marking his first foray into comedy.
Given that even his big screen appearances, in the bleak The Road and The Wire-wannabe Brooklyn Gangsters, left little room for laughs, Community could be the funniest thing Williams has done since R Kelly‘s epic, Trapped in the Closet.
Series Three of Community will air in the US on September 22.