Ever since this week’s episode, it has been buzzing around the Internet about who will be in the Season 4 cast of Glee. Well, according to New Now Next, Amber Riley, Diana Agron, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Chord Overstreet, and Mark Salling are out.
After appearing at the Fox Upfront yesterday we now know that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz , Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and Naya Rivera will be back. Also appearing next season, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson in guest starring roles.
I knew it was pretty obvious that Mark would be leaving since Puck rarely gets lines or has a purpose. Heather’s character is more of a dancer than anything and doesn’t seem to have a “bright” future ahead of her, so that wasn’t surprising, and the same goes for Harry. Chord left for a few episodes and no one missed him. And Diana’s character was going to Yale for nothing to do with singing. She even sort of confirmed her leaving on Twitter last week. Do you think this is substantial evidence?
The character leaving that I’m mostly upset about is Mercedes. It was hinted that Unique (Alex Newell) would be transferring to the school in the fall, which I’m ecstatic about, especially ever since his performance of Boogie Shoes. But many people claimed the reason for his addition was to be Mercedes‘ replacement, which makes so much sense. The Glee Project is just a chance to find replacements for the graduating class. This way we’ll get used to them before they’re introduced, just like on Degrassi when a new student would arrive then take over. And when I saw Amber Riley’s tweet from last week, it was confirmed for me. I still remember that episode she didn’t speak for the first 45 minutes of the show.
That’s a wrap on Amber Riley! Just closed a chapter in my life, the only thing I’ve known day in and day out for three years. I’m going to miss the whole Glee family, seeing them everyday! I have so many brothers and sisters now But I am looking forward to a much needed and deserved summer vacation! SCHOOL’S OUT Glee Kids! Let’s play!
Whelp, will you still be watching?