Glee: Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. In, Chord Overstreet Out
It’s a case of good news/bad news for Glee fans.
First the good: Darren Criss (Blaine) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) have officially been upgraded to full-time series regulars, effective this fall with the start of Season 3.
And now for the not so good news…
Chord Overstreet’s series regular option has not been picked up. However, a source close to the show says the actor — who joined the Fox hit last fall in the recurring role of McKinley transfer student Sam Evans — could return as an occasional guest star.
Late Friday, Overstreet issued a cryptic tweet saying, “It’s been a good year. Too bad it’s over. Time for summer and starting fresh.”
Hmm. So does this mean Chord will only show up as often as say..the creepy Jewish kid whose name I can’t remember? Or will he still be appearing in most episodes but just wasn’t upgraded to regular? Ryan Murphy implied that Sam’s character was a junior and would therefor be sticking around longer than the regular cast once they graduate. I have to say, I’m confused. But not entirely heartbroken.