Matt Lucas has signed up to appear in the NBC comedy show Community.

The Little Britain star will appear in several episodes of the cult comedy's fourth season, reports TVLine. His role in Community is currently unknown.

The British comedian is best known to American audiences as Kristen Wiig's roommate in the hit comedy film Bridesmaids, as well as a US version of Little Britain which aired on HBO.

NBC boss Robert Greenblatt recently said that Community will be "refreshed" in season four following the departure of the show's creator Dan Harmon.

Greenblatt said: "I think the fans of Community are going to get the same show that they have loved from the beginning.

"Sometimes you want to freshen the show. We just decided it was time to do that on Community. No disrespect to anyone."

Community‘s fourth season premieres Friday, October 19 on NBC.