As if we weren’t already excited enough about Glee Season 5, we now know that vampire and a superhero will be joining the cast. Translation: Gleeks and Twilhards unite!
According to a Glee call sheet posted on the Instagram page of someone connected with show, actor Peter Facinelli will be appearing in the premiere episode of the season. It is not clear what role he’ll be playing, but he will apparently be sharing scenes with Rachel (Lea Michele).
Peter is best known for playing Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight films. He has also had recurring roles on Nurse Jackie, Six Feet Under, and Damages. However, we’ll always love him most for playing Mike Dexter (swoon!) in Can’t Hardly Wait. Ah, ‘90s teen comedies — how we miss thee.
Also appearing in the Glee Season 5 premiere is British actor Ioan Gruffudd, who will also apparently share scenes with Peter and Lea. Ioan has a varied resume as well, having played Mr. Fantastic in theFantastic Four films, Lancelot in the 2004 movie King Arthur, and Tony Blair in W.
So who exactly will Peter and Ioan be playing on the show? Since they’re likely to be part of the NYC storyline, we expect that they might be administrators or professors at NYADA. They could also be involved with Funny Girl, though we're worried Rachel might not actually get the part. That said, she still could be involved with the production in some form. Regardless of who Peter and Ioan play, having them on Glee is not going to suck. (Get it — “suck”? Because Peter played a vampire?)