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Confirmed: AVPM's Darren Criss Cast on FOX's "Glee"

Posted by: Edward
September 26, 2010, 06:53 PM

There is a bit of fandom news online today, for Harry Potter has gotta get back to McKinley High.  Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor and singer Darren Criss, star of the popular fan-created YouTube musicals "A Very Potter Musical" and "A Very Potter Sequel," has been cast on the also popular FOX television show, "Glee."  The article goes on to say that Criss has been cast as "Blaine—a cute and charismatic gay student from a rival Glee club named the Dalton Academy Warblers—will maintain a strictly platonic friendship with McKinley High’s most out and proud pupil" (Kurt, portrayed by actor Chris Colfer).  Mr. Criss received his role on the show following his submission of an audition tape as part of an open casting call "Glee" producers held this summer.  As readers will reacall, Leaky conducted an interview with Criss and his fellow "A Very Potter Musical" creators in 2009, which can be seen via this link.

"Glee" airs Tuesday evenings at 8/7c on the FOX television network in the States.

Update: Leaky has confirmed this casting to be accurate.  Criss' role is to involve the story line involving Kurt's boyfriend, says a source close to the casting.

Many, many thanks to Andrew! :)

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212 Points

Oh, are you kidding me? Damn, he’s going to make me force myself to watch an episode of Glee. :P

Posted by mini bagel on September 27, 2010, 12:08 AM report to moderator
62 Points

YES!! CONGRATULATIONS TO DARREN!! My world just exploded from awesomeness. <3
DFTBA, man. We’re proud.

Posted by moonysmusician on September 27, 2010, 01:06 AM report to moderator
3157 Points

AO TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Way t’go, Darren!! Make us proud!!

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on September 27, 2010, 01:09 AM report to moderator
702 Points

Congrats to Darren! This is fabulous! I am sooo excited to watch Darren on TV again! Was really disappointed when they cancelled Eastwick :( but YAY GLEE ITS MY FAVOURITE SHOW!

Posted by Alli on September 27, 2010, 03:14 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

THIS IS AMAZING! ! glee is toiletry awesome!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 27, 2010, 03:58 AM report to moderator
27 Points


Posted by Mz_Slytherin xD on September 27, 2010, 05:29 AM report to moderator
2579 Points

Wow, congratulations, Darren!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on September 27, 2010, 05:39 AM report to moderator
733 Points

I’m not going to act surprised but I remain totally awesomely thrilled. :)

Posted by Melissa Anelli on September 27, 2010, 06:13 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

That is so awesome! Congrats Darren!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 27, 2010, 07:48 AM report to moderator
174 Points

Very cool! Congrats to Darren. Guess I’ll have to watch Glee more now :P

Posted by AldenF on September 27, 2010, 08:06 AM report to moderator
174 Points

Very cool! Congrats to Darren. Guess I’ll have to watch Glee more now :P

Posted by AldenF on September 27, 2010, 08:07 AM report to moderator
5503 Points

This is awesome! I watch Glee all the time!

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on September 27, 2010, 08:13 AM report to moderator
1311 Points

Real big news Whoot whoot

Posted by Susmita singh on September 27, 2010, 09:19 AM report to moderator
13617 Points

YAYAY!!! I LOVE DARREN CRISS!!! I don’t watch Glee, but I definitely am now!!! x)

Posted by Gryffindor_Girl_xx {ROAR!!} on September 27, 2010, 10:29 AM report to moderator
10268 Points

A pox on Fox. I wouldn’t watch anything on the channel that inflicts O’Reilly, Hannity, Coulter and their ilk on the world.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on September 27, 2010, 11:13 AM report to moderator
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