Confirmed: AVPM's Darren Criss Cast on FOX's "Glee"
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! :)
I love such moments when great people (and we all are sure that Darren is great) achieve something huge (and I consider a role [even not the most important one] in a leading americain tv-show such as Glee a huge success!)!!! He most definitely deserved it! I hope they will give him a lot of appearences. It happens, when the actor is very good, the scenario can always be changed. I watched an interview with Chris Colfer where he said that initially Kurt’s part had been very small and unimportant and after the audition with Chris scenarists transformed Kurt in one of the main characters! So, we can hope that the same will happen with Darren!
And of course… This is TOTALLY AWESOME! :)
I promised all of my Gleeky friends that I would start watching and following the show ONLY if Darren went on it… Guess I’m going to have to watch it now!!! :D :D :D
Really, I’m SO happy for him! He’s so unbelievably talented and really deserves this! His popularity is going to SKYROCKET!
I’ve geeked out over this all day! WOW!! Go, Darren, go! I’m so glad for him! For the record, we knew him first! :D