One of the world’s most successful ‘slashies’ Donald Glover has announced that his beloved and adored Community character, Troy Barnes, will be receiving significantly reduced camera time so Glover can focus on his other, other alter ego Childish Gambino.
Sources close to the project have revealed that a deal was struck between Community producer Sony Pictures Television, NBC and Glover that requires he only appear in 5 of the expected 13 episodes of season 5. Unlike Chevy Chase, Glover has decided to compromise with the powers that be rather than totally cut and run.
There have been dribs and drabs of information on what we can expect from Childish Gambino in the near future. The odd remix has made its way online and the man has chucked a Kanye West by deleting all his tweets, so something is clearly in the works and there will hopefully be information about a release in the near future.
This is sure to upset Community fans and a large portion of Glover fans though we must not lose sight of whom this will impact the most. Poor Abed. This is a dark time indeed.