Goggins will play Mr. Stone, a mysterious, emotionless man that the Greendale gang encounters. Mr. Stone comes armed "with a dangerous accusation, a tantalizing offer and a devious plan that will change the group forever."
Goggins will shoot his episode next week. The actor stars as Boyd Crowder on Justified, a role that earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Supporting Actor in 2011. He's also known for his role as Shane Vendrell on The Shield. Goggins' film credits include Predators and Django Unchained.
Goggins continues Community's tradition of casting TV drama tough guys, including Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks (who will appear in several episodes this season) and Giancarlo Esposito; Lost's Josh Holloway; and The Wire's Michael K. Williams.
Community doesn't yet have a return airdate on NBC, but the show launches into broadcast syndication on Monday, Sept. 16 on local TV stations throughout the country. Community also joins the Comedy Central schedule via a five-hour marathon on Sunday, Sept. 15 at noon ET. After that, the show will air on the cable network in four-episode blocks on Friday nights at 9/8c starting Sept. 20.