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Glee Season 5 Spoiler: Sam Gets a New Love Interest — What’s Her Connection to Lea Michele?

The Glee cast seems to be growing by the day, and now it looks like Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) will be getting a new love interest in Season 5!

According to Deadline, actress Phoebe Strole has signed on for the recurring role. Phoebe is set to play Penny Owen, and her character is described as “a sophomore in college who wants to get into nursing school and who becomes Sam’s new love interest.”

Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) was actually the first to announce Phoebe’s casting when she tweeted the following on Aug. 22:

Spring Awakening fans may recognize Phoebe from the Broadway hit, which Lea starred in alongside Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James) before she landed her role on Glee.

Phoebe’s casting comes just days after it was confirmed that Lea’s other pal, X Factor judge Demi Lovato, is also joining the show’s cast in a recurring role this season. We’re glad to see that Lea will have a few other familiar faces on set this season as she continues to cope with boyfriend Cory Monteith’s sudden death last month.

Are you psyched to see Phoebe on Glee? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Deadline