Sad news, Gleeks. It could soon be out with the old and in with the new at McKinley High if the rumour mill is to be believed
Sad news, Gleeks. It could soon be out with the old and in with the new at McKinley High if the rumour mill is to be believed, after Glee creator Ryan Murphay hinted he may replace most of the cast next year.
In an interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, Ryan revealed he thinks the cast are becoming ‘too old’ to play high school students, and has already set the wheels in motion, by introducing new faces.
It’s thought characters like Sam – played by Chord Overstreet – could be drafted in, as the old cast graduate and are phased out. And it’s unclear if any of the main members – Lea Michele included – are set to stay.
‘Every year we’re going to populate a new group. There’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot,’ he said, adding the original cast could leave as early as 2012. Sob.
‘I think you have to be true to the fact that here is a group of people who come and go in these teachers’ lives,’ he continued.
‘They graduate and they’re gone. When some of them finish their run at high school it will be very teary episodes. For me it will be particularly tough, but a new crop [of actors] will come in.
‘[The current] kids caught on so quickly, but I think one of the things I’m very happy we’ve been able to do this year is we’ve brought in new characters.
‘I think if you keep regenerating – and I didn’t think we could – I didn’t know if people would want those characters [like Sam] – but they do.’
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