Could a Dalton Academy Warblers spin-off be on the way? On Monday, March 7, Darren Criss (Blaine) appeared on Live With Regis and Kelly, where he discussed that possibility. There’s been no word from Fox as of yet, but we want to know what you think!
It seems that a separate show devoted to the Warblers would make sense. As it is, their scenes are sort of shoehorned into Glee, since there hasn’t yet been much interaction between the Warblers and New Directions. (And that would even be exacerbated if Kurt eventually rejoins New Directions.)
Plus, Darren Criss is becoming a big enough star that he could perhaps carry his own show. We’re also learning about other Warblers members, like Wes and, uh... Skinny Blonde Guy. (Okay, so there hasn’t been a ton of character development yet, but you get our point.) Then again, we’d hate to lose Blaine on Glee, as his singing and interactions with Kurt are among the show’s highlights.
And there’s also the question of whether any spin-off could successively capture Glee’s magic. Spin-offs are notoriously tricky to get right; for every success story (see: Frasier), there are many more that didn’t quite go as planned (Joey, anyone?).
Clearly, there are a lot of factors involved to determine whether a Warblers spin-off could be a hit. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Darren said, “Hey, I’m just happy to be invited to the party. A spin-off, whatever they want, I’m happy where I am. I think Blaine serves a really cool function in the grander scheme of Glee, so I don’t think we need to focus particularly — you know, but if they want to do it, hey, I’m down! Whatever they want.”
Darren’s modesty aside, now it’s time for you to play network executive. Would you give a green light to the spin-off? And how would Blaine be as the star of a show?