“It is a new day at Greendale. All hail Britta!” The dream of six seasons and a movie is dimly visible once more thanks to this fantastic trailer for the fifth season of Community. The darkest timeline has reared its ugly head again, and it looks like we’re in for a hilariously doom-laden semester at Greendale.
Beloved try-hard Britta is finally getting – or rather, taking by force – her due. She unleashes a reign of terror beyond Ben Chang’s wildest dreams, complete with Star-Burns in a Zardoz mankini and an army of ‘chair walkers.’ Amid the chaos and carnage Jeff Winger goes toe-to-toe with an old nemesis, Troy falls victim to the Ass Crack Bandit, the Dean is surrounded by imaginary lava, and Abed goes cyborg.
While there’s plenty to get excited about, there are also a few shadows looming over Season 5. It’s only 13 episodes long, and Troy will only appear in five of them. With Chevy Chase no longer in the mix, might the show be starting to wear thin?
As if to counter that possibility, creator Dan Harmon has finally returned, and it looks like he’s going for broke with this season. The fabled Nicolas Cage episode is finally on its way, and the season’s guest star list includes Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), Walton Goggins (Predators), David Cross (Arrested Development) and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street). If last season’s blunders put you off Community, the new one may Chang your mind.
Season 5 premieres January 2, 2014.