Meet Community's 'Very Intense' New Professor: Michael Kenneth Williams

Community‘s Greendale College has made its latest hire, and he comes with some serious cred. Michael Kenneth Williams, who is known to TV fans from his run as The Wire‘s Omar and currently plays Boardwalk Empire‘s Chalky White, will use his free time away from the HBO drama to recur as an ex-con who will be teaching Biology to Jeff, Britta et al.

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Previewing the Greendale newcomer‘s arrival, Community boss Dan Harmon told TVGuide.com, “We’ve had all these crazy teacher characters [who are] so dedicated to their profession that they’re kind of nuts or they’re off the deep end. So, the next logical place to go on that playing field is a deeply intense character.”

Williams’ prof is thus “going to be very dignified guy in a way that has no presentation to it,” Harmon said. “He’s not trying to prove anything. He’s just a very intense person.”

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What do you think of Community tapping into The Wire?

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23 Comments
  1. Angelo says:

    Only one word is needed… Awesome.

  2. Raksha says:

    consider me…v v interested.

  3. Suppi says:

    I love, love, love Community. And I cant wait for season 3 to start!!!!!

  4. Angela says:

    Yay!! Another great year ahead at GCC!!

  5. Grace says:

    YAY!!

  6. rich says:

    Oh, indeed.

  7. NickC says:

    This show does a great job casting all the teachers…This hire is no different…can’t wait!

  8. T says:

    Two words…… Eff yes!!! And anyway this makes perfect sense since “Community” is the new “The Wire” when it comes to critically acclaimed shows that get the giant shaft come Emmy time.

  9. Kevin says:

    He was so fantastic on THE WIRE and his character didn’t seem to be a fan favorite at all.

    • keeleon says:

      Are you kidding?! He STOLE That show. Ask someone whose seen the wire to name 3 characters and I bet they will all name him.

      Very excited about this!

  10. Claire says:

    I love them!!!

  11. Midhi says:

    I love Community!!

  12. Nimi says:

    AMAZING!!!

  13. Sigur says:

    YOO HOO!!! Community just got cooler!!

  14. Joseph says:

    It. Should. Come. Soon.

  15. Janice Freeman says:

    OHY

  16. Sarah says:

    Omar’s comin, yo! (This makes me so very happy.)

  17. Teresa says:

    omar!

  18. Tim says:

    Omar is coming!! This is gonna be awesome!!

  19. ST says:

    Little known fact, Prop Joe will be replacing Professor Professorson in the latter half of season 3.

  20. Yvan says:

    Yes,yes,yes !

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