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