Here are a few spoilers on that.
Gilligan talked about the role in a larger interview with EW.com and pointed out that the “Community” experience sort of landed in his lap. “Dan [Harmon] wanted to see if I’d be interested in appearing in an episode,” Gilligan explained. “There was no way I was going to say no to it. Even though, I have to say, I was nervous as hell.”
Most of the details of Gilligan’s “Community” role remain a secret, although he will be some sort of gold-digger — possibly the literal kind — who gets involved with a fight between Annie and Abed. “My character tends to employ the phrase, ‘Yee-haw’ a lot,” Gilligan hinted.
So it sounds like Gilligan might be playing a version of Yosemite Sam.
Whatever the role, Gilligan’s place in Season 5 lands him alongside another “Breaking Bad” alum: Jonathan Banks will recur as Professor Hickey throughout the season.
“Community” Season 5 premieres Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. on NBC.