‘Glee’s’ Biggest Stars Return for Fourth Season
Recent rumors that some of the members of the “Glee” cast might not be returning for season four of the show this year have been squashed by the show’s co-creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
All 15 regular cast members – including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer – will appear on the show for season four. Additionally, many of the shows graduating seniors will be coming back, as well, though the number of episodes each will appear in is unknown. Members of the cast that played seniors last season include Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Harry Shum, Jr., Naya Rivera and Dianna Agron.
Writers for the hit Fox show returned to work this week, and are working with a “show-within-a-show” concept this year. This will involve splitting time between the familiar McKinley High in Ohio and following Michele’s character Rachel Berry as she goes to New York City to follow her Broadway dreams.
Last month, Murphy said that he was working on the script for the first episode of the season, but that he wasn’t sure of the future of the cast at that time.
“We’re literally just writing the first script now,” he said “We’re figuring out who’s doing what, who’s coming back. We haven’t figured it out, but I know what the stories are; I just don’t know how many episodes. We want to keep all our options open. I think I have to talk to the actors and say, ‘What do you want to do?’ That’s how we’ve been dealing with it. I’ve only talked to Lea so far. That’s all happening in the next two weeks.”
Previously, Murphy had reportedly considered creating a spin off show that would be set in New York. The new season will premiere in September.