Based on the photos and description we have to share with you for this week's episode of Community, it looks like the focus of the show will return to Greendale Community College, at least for Thursday night's "Alternative History of the German Invasion." The episode also includes a guest appearance by Malcolm McDowell. Some vague spoilers ahead!
McDowell will appear in the episode as the European History teacher Professor Noel Cornwalls. In addition to McDowell's appearance, the episode will also feature the return of Chang, and the German students who faced off with Jeff and Shirley at foosball last season. Here's the official episode description:
THE STUDY GROUP DIVES INTO HISTORY 101 – CHANG RETURNS TO GREENDALE – MALCOLM MCDOWELL GUEST STARS – After losing out in registration for “The History of Ice Cream,” the study group begins their European History class with Professor Noel Cornwallis (Malcolm McDowell, “Entourage,” “Franklin & Bash”). To make matters worse, the group encounters the return of the arrogant German students from last season, which Jeff (Joel McHale) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) faced over the foosball table. Meanwhile, much to Dean Pelton’s (Jim Rash) dismay, Chang (Ken Jeong) makes his return to campus. Chevy Chase, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie and Donald Glover also star.
Some of the photos released show us some of the characters dressed up in colorful German attire. Abed seems to have accessorized with a giant pretzel…
Speaking of Germans, here's a look at Lukas, Dieter and Karl looking pretty unhappy.
Alex Klein (Lukas, over on the left) and Alex Schemmer (Karl on the right) are both returning Germans, but the guy in the middle (Dieter) is a newcomer to this group and may look (slightly) familiar to you if you've been watching The Office this season. That's Chris Diamantopoulos, who played Brian, the boom guy in a couple of episodes.
There are more photos from the episode in the gallery below. Community airs Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.