Actor Darren Criss has joined the cast of the Fox musical comedy Glee in a gay role. Bloggers have suggested that he could play Chris Colfer's boyfriend on the hit show.

Criss will play Blaine, a gay student from a rival glee club named the Dalton Academy Warblers, Entertainment Weekly first reported.

Bloggers in August buzzed over the addition of iCarly alum Chord Overstreet to the cast after show regular Jane Lynch hinted that Chord, in the role of Sam, would play Kurt's (played by Chris Colfer) boyfriend in season 2.

Michael Ausiello, however, suggested that Glee showmaster Ryan Murphy might be keeping his options open.

“Blaine … will maintain a strictly platonic friendship with McKinley High's most out and proud pupil,” the Hollywood insider wrote. “But could that change as the season progresses? Yes, it could.”

Criss became an Internet star playing the lead in the University of Michigan's production of A Very Potter Musical, a musical spoof that went viral on the net. He also appeared in last year's short-lived ABC drama Eastwick.