Pedro Pascal is joining the Community cast in a table read of season five episode four, “Cooperative Polygraphy.” The Mandalorian actor is taking the place of Walton Goggins, the Justified and Django Unchained hardass, who is unable to reprise his role as the executor of Pierce Hawthorne’s will.
The episode follows Harmon’s return to the show following the gas leak year, and the subsequent death of Chevy Chase’s character, Pierce Hawthorne. It’s a bottle episode in which Goggins puts the study group through a psychological harrowing as he reads Pierce’s final will and testament. In typical Community fashion, though, by the end of the episode everyone is left with their own seeds of hope to remember Pierce by.
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Today we Zoom a special reunion table read of the Community episode in which Pierce bestows frozen sperm from his grave. The incredible Walton Goggins can’t make it so Pedro Pascal will play Pierce’s lawyer. He’s on some Disney show where Boba Fett’s in college with Yoda’s niece. In keeping with that theme, the part of Troy will be played by Lando. Yes, for real, the whole gang is back together. We got Horse Girl, we got Card Shark, we got ‘em all. I don’t know the details of when it will be available, but don’t worry about missing it, we’re doing it for you. Also streaming it live could never happen because we have to edit out @yvettenicolebrown’s rants about storming Area 51. One more magical thing about today: the script we’re reading, Cooperative Polygraphy, is by Community and Rick and Morty alum Alex Rubens, who is BACK at RaM writing on season 6. He was wearing a suit in yesterday’s Zoom session because during lunch he was attending a Zoom funeral. Not a joke. Hard to tell jokes from life these days. These are odd times but everybody that worked on the show has been feeling the love and joy from all the rookie and veteran Community fans binging the show on Netflix. I’m going to go take the first pre-table read shower of my life. Sincere love to the fans and the cast, thanks for the best pre-Cody years of my life #sixseasonsandamovie
The news comes from Community creator Dan Harmon’s Instagram, in which he writes “The incredible Walton Goggins can’t make it so Pedro Pascal will play Pierce’s lawyer. He’s on some Disney show where Boba Fett’s in college with Yoda’s niece. In keeping with that theme, the part of Troy will be played by Lando.”
Yep, even Donald Glover will be there – in spite of the fact that he only found out about the Community cast group chat this weekend, when the crew got together on Ken Jeong’s podcast to reminisce about the good old days, and catch up on what everyone’s up to now.
Although Harmon says he’s unsure when the Community table read will be available for viewing, Variety reports that the Community table read will be live on Sony Pictures TV’s “Community” YouTube page on May 18, at 2PM PT. Till then, don’t worry. Just fat dog it.
Update: A previous version of this article did not include the table read’s premiere date.