TVLine has learned that Community‘s Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) aren’t the only study buddies shacking up in Season 3. Another member of the Greendale gang is moving in with the bromancers early in the school year, and it’s not who you might expect. (No, it’s not the perpetually homeless Chang.)
“Everyone knows that Troy and Abed are moving in together,” showrunner Dan Harmon tells us, “But at some point after that, Annie actually moves in, too.”
So, Annie (Alison Brie) — who will also have her hands full with potential beau Jeff Winger — is ditching her digs on the wrong side of town to live with her “Han Solo” and her high school crush. Unfortunately, it’s not smooth sailing for the trio.
“Annie and Abed are going to have their scrapes and bruises with each other now that they’ll be cohabitating,” Harmon teases. Yet surprisingly, it sounds like the sometimes overbearing Annie is not solely at fault for the tension.
Harmon notes that while for two years it’s been easy to portray “Abed as the cool guy in the group,” that’s all about to change. “I want to explore why it’s hard to be Abed sometimes — and also why it’s hard for other people to be around Abed sometimes, as well.
“He gets all the power most of the time because he’s my secret favorite, and it’s been so easy up until now to show that,” continues Harmon with a laugh. “But that’s not really fair, so I want to bring that element in.”
NBC’s Community kicks off its third season this Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c.