Donald Glover, who plays Troy on Community, will only be in five episodes next season. He will be spending his time developing a music-themed comedy for FX. But how will Troy’s BFF Abed (Danny Pudi) handle his departure?
“I think this is going to be good for Abed. I know on the surface it seems like this is going to destroy him because he had a fit when Cougar Town was canceled initially. So I know that he seems like he’s a little unstable when things change, but I think that there’s enough of us around him who love him that Abed will understand that Troy needs to grow as well,” Brown said. “And this is me speaking, not knowing how Donald is going to be written off the show, but I think it will be something that will honor there friendship and will help Danny Pudi, who plays Abed, get new bits of things to play. I think it’s going to open up a lot of things for him.”
Now that Dan Harmon is back as showrunner, Brown discussed the kind of episodes she hopes he will create.
“I would like a romantic comedy,” Brown said. “I wanted Muppets and we got puppets — we got that last year. So I would like the whole look of the show to change to primary colors and pinks and greens. And I would love for there to be like some romantic … you know, like a Meg Ryan movie or a Sandra Bullock movie. I don’t know how they’d do that, but I would love a romantic comedy.”
Community Season 5 will likely premiere in the winter of 2014.