OMG, Gleeks. Want to know what you can expect from Season 3 of Glee? Ryan Murphy is here to set the record straight.
“Season 2 was definitely about bigger, better, flashier. And I loved so much about Season 2. I loved the Gwyneth story. I loved the bullying story. Chris Colfer and Darren Criss did an amazing job, as did Max Adler. But Season 3 we decided is going to be character, character, character,” he dished to TVLine.
That means only one singular artist tribute (“It’s one I’ve been working on for two years — it took forever to clear — with a really big artist”) and fewer guest stars. “We’re not going to have any guest stars,” continued Murphy. “And we’re going to do fewer songs.”
You can also expect some B-squad members to get the star treatment. “We have an amazing Mercedes story. We have a great Mike and Tina story. They’re fascinating. I love them as performers and it’s time they get their due. Also, Matt Morrison last year didn’t really have the big, huge arc he had in Season 1, but he will in the upcoming season.”
That renewed look at the original Glee cast members could hurt new ones like Max Adler, Ashley Fink, and (gasp!) Darren Criss. “We’ve just started to write [the new season], so I don’t know who we’re bringing back or who we’re letting go. We’ll be deciding that in the next week or so,” said Murphy. “I don’t think of it as coming down to the wire, I just look at it as, ‘Okay, what are the stories?’ That’s what it’s about for me next season.”
Murphy also reiterated that Season 3 will be graduation for the New Directions seniors, and that Rachel could have a huge showstopping moment. Click over to TVLine to read more about the greatness.