So what sort of character can we expect to see him play? Creator Ryan Murphy said in the Glee Project 2 finale that all the graduating seniors have left a very big gap in a specific type of Glee character.
Now thatFinn (Cory Monteith), Puck (Mark Salling), andMike (Harry Shum Jr.) have all officially left McKinley High School behind, there are no football jocks left in the New Directions. EvenSam (Chord Overstreet), who was on the Titans quarterback for a while, is no longer a member of the team. Glee needs a new jock for the New Directions, and Blake couldn’t be a better fit for that part.
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As choreographer Zach Woodley said in the finale, “He has that clumsy Finn quality, but he’s good.”
However, Ryan and the writers did express some hesitation over the fact that Blake seem to lack some of the depth and uniqueness of many Glee characters. Sure he’s the popular jock that everyone loves, but is there more? Blake’s emotional performance of Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” in the finale, paired with that soulful poem he wrote, showed the mentors his softer, more vulnerable side. We’re willing to bet this will be incorporated into his character somehow, as well.