Brie has now explained that Goodman's character will be a villainous figure on the show.
"John Goodman's sort of a rival vice dean," she said. "He rivals the dean [Jim Rash] in the administration realm of the school."
Brie continued: "I think inevitably he will kind of be a rival for the entire study group, as opposed to Pierce, who was sort of the bad guy last year. This season Pierce might be less of a villain, and John's sort of taking on that role... I'm sure he can be a scary dude."