GASP! ZOMG! If he calls it A New Direction, we want royalties! LOLz!
We kid, we kid! We'd settle for a guest spot!
As the Glee kids finish up their world tour across the pond, the Glee creators and writers are starting to think about how they want to handle season three of their musical series, the supposed last season for many of the original cast.
So what can we expect from season three AND the winner of The Glee Project, whose prize includes a seven episode arc in the series. Read on, but be warned … SPOILERS AHEAD!
First of all, to all of those who are worried that this will be the last season for their favorite characters, there is hope. Ryan concedes that some of the kids, including Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss, aren't seniors yet, so they might get another season. However, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer are most definitely graduating this year and when asked if they'll stay on post-graduation, Ryan said, "I don’t think that I like that idea."
Hold on! Hold on! Don't get all riled up yet. Like we said, there's hope and for these two, that means a possible spin-off. It wasn't something Ryan was planning on and it isn't something he's concentrating on now. But, when asked about the possibility, he said:
"I have always felt that those two characters in particular were too big for Ohio. I also just kind of like the idea of them like graduating and going off into the ether and you hope they become successes but you don’t know. I don’t know what we’re going to do — we’re only concentrating on the fall this far."
Understandable, but when your brain gets a second, give a good looooong thought to that spin-off. We're telling you, if you make it, Gleeks will come!
So now, what about the newbies coming in the season, like the winner of The Glee Project? And what about some of the smaller characters in the series? Ryan reveals that season three is going to go back to its roots with the help of his new writing staff. He explains:
"I’ll be honest with you: Glee is going to be different this year than it was last year. It’s going to go back to the broadcast model of the first season where there was a fall semester and there was a spring semester. I don’t know what we’re going to do with the spring semester because we’re having so much fun with the fall semester right now. But I know there’s going to be The Glee Project winner and we’re casting for two other female parts. This year, the thing that’s different is we’re doing a lot of stories with characters that people love but don’t know a lot about. There will always be huge stories with Lea. There will always be huge storylines with Chris Colfer. But like I wanna know more about Tina and Mike. I wanna know more about Mercedes. We have a great storyline planned for Sue which will involve the Glee Project winner who will become the person Sue has hated the most in the entire history of her life. She’s done destroying the glee club and she just wants to destroy the Glee Project winner!"
Fun!!! Nothing we like more than an evil Sue Sylvester scheme!
We're really holding out hope that this season will deliver its best, especially if it is the last for our favorite Gleeks. We'll be sad to see them go, but devastated if they don't get a proper send off.
Thoughts so far fans? Does Ryan sound like he knows what he is doing ???
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