With Glee’s ominous Season 3 finale, "Goodbye," just days away, it’s the question everybody wants to know: Who will be staying on the hit show post-graduation — and who will not?
Recent speculation had graduating seniors like Quinn (Dianna Agron), Puck (Mark Salling), Mercedes (Amber Riley), and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) not coming back at all. But fear not, because series creator Ryan Murphy just dropped a bit of a bomb to Vulture: Everybody is coming back!
Yep, you read that right! Everybody.
In a (vague) new chat with the site, Ryan dished, “We had a meeting, and you know we’ve become like family, and I said to them, ‘Anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show.’ They’re all coming back. Anyone who is a regular is coming back. Everyone said yes.”
Keep in mind the rather undefined words “coming back” before you get too excited, though! Remember when Matthew Morrison (Will) and Jayma Mays (Emma) chatted recently about having a New Directions reunion at their hypothetical future wedding? That’d qualify as “coming back,” too…
Ryan added, “It doesn’t mean everyone will be doing 22 episodes, but everyone wants to stay in our family and our world. I wanted to make sure those actors know that if they want to have a home, they have a home. If they want to explore new and different things while also having a home, that is also an option.”
However, there is one character who definitely will get to appear in all 22 of those episodes: Lea Michele (Rachel). "I mean, no one is really going to be doing 22 episodes except Lea," Ryan told TV Guide at a TV Academy panel for The Glee Project on June 7.