Donald Glover Gets 'Girls' Mystery Role

While the vast majority of Community-related news this week has been regarding creator Dan Harmon's unceremonious firing from the show, it's not all bad news. There's a bit of good news for star Donald Glover, who plays student Troy Barnes on Community: he's got a new gig!

Well, sort of -- Glover has nabbed a role on the sophomore season of HBO's hit new half-hour comedy Girls. Season 2 of the show is already filming, and photos of Glover on-set have surfaced, with lots of internet buzz surrounding who exactly he'll be playing. 

Girls creator and star Lena Dunham, though, is keeping mum about who exactly the Community star will be playing: “I like to act like we’re making LOST, and the show is full of incredible spoilers,” she told TVLine. “Even though the show [from week to week] is just a slight shift in people’s emotional landscapes, I like to act like we’re protecting state secrets."

That means, she explained, that she simply won't tell us who exactly Glover's character is. "We really want Season 2 to be a surprise to viewers, because there’s a lot of fun stuff planned, a lot of fun guest stars. I really think with Season 2, we sort of hit new heights of delirium and of fantastically lewd behavior," she teased. You can read the rest of her chat with TVLine here. 

If you need more of a Donald Glover fix, you should definitely check out his rap album 'Camp,' released under the pseudonym Childish Gambino. Who knows? Maybe Glover will be playing himself for a musical guest slot on Girls. 

"Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident," the next episode of Girls, will air May 27 on HBO. Community will return for its fourth season sometime in the fall. 

- Girls
- Donald Glover
- Lena Dunham

Written by: mcpherson
May 21st, 2012, 11:15 am

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