Glee, oh how I hate thee…
Judging by the premiere episode for Season 2, all it seems to look forward to this season is the Regionals (which New Directions will DEFINITELY get in – there has to be some story right?), the themed episodes (excited for next episode!) and finally the guest stars.
And yes there ARE stars.
Firstly, I’d like to apologize for the ample posts on GLEE, but these days, the casting announcements ARE breaking news. Yes, you read the title correctly, Darren Criss aka Harry Potter of Youtube sensation ‘A Very Potter Musical’ and it’s sequel ‘A Very Potter Sequel’ is to star on GLEE! (sitting front row in picture above)
Once you’ve recovered from your blackout, it gets even better. Previously I imagined that Chord Overstreet, better known as the guy who sung Billionaire with the tennis ball mouth on the premiere episode seemed to be the likely candidate for Kurt Hummel’s much anticipated boyfriend. However, according to reports, Darren Criss is to play such a character (pause for effect).
Indeed, Criss will play Blaine, a gay student from a rival glee club (thankfully not Vocal Adrenaline) named the Dalton Academy Warblers, and will become a love interest for Kurt. Although I would’ve liked Criss to play a love interest to Quinn Fabray, his appearance in GLEE is enough to renew my interest in the second season, which seems to be focused solely on getting famous people to just walk on. Although Criss could be considered a celebrity to Potter fans, in actual fact he is not. Wikipedia-ing him will get you nowhere and the only mention of him is his short-lived role on the even shorter lived Eastwick and his fanpages from Potter fanatics.
Here’s hoping this news isn’ t just a rumour, because this role could finally get Criss the recognition he deserves. Frankly though I think the entire Potter Musical cast deserves their own show, Criss’ involvement in a major Hollywood show is a good start. He practically wrote all the music for the Youtube musicals and has a great voice, so we’ll have to wait and see if his role on GLEE will get him an even larger fanbase as it did for Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James.
For those of you in the dark on who Darren Criss actually is, here’s the musicals which has made him famous on the interweb. It’s perfomed by Team Starkid, students at the University of Michigan. The first video is the original musical while the second is it’s recent sequel. Prepare to lose a couple of days 🙂