Who's Staying and Who's Leaving Glee? Ryan Murphy Spills the Beans!
Rumors - Not Just a Fleetwood Mac Album
There have been rumors flying around like crazy about who is leaving Glee and who is staying on for season 4. At one point, many fans believed that it would be Amber Riley (Mercedes) that was leaving. The rumors started because of a comment she made on Twitter referring to closing a chapter in her life. She returned to Twitter to debunk this rumor, stating that she would definitely be returning.
Not much later, Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) made a few comments in an interview with E! Online that caused people to believe Dianna Argon (Quinn) was leaving. Lynch talked about filming her last scene with Argon and how sad it was to say goodbye to her. LeakyNews debunked this rumor, reporting that some higher-ups at Fox confirmed that it was false.
- Exclusive: Ryan Murphy Tells Us Who’s Staying on Glee -- Vulture
Who's graduating up and out of Glee? To hear the Internet tell it, nearly everyone.
Who Made the Cut?
According to an interview with Ryan Murphy, everyone made the cut! That's right, every cast member will be returning to Glee's fourth season. Murphy told Vulture.com:
"We had a meeting, and you know we've become like a family, and I said to them, 'Anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show,'" he said. To be clear, that includes McKinley staff played by Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, and Jayma Mays. "They're all coming back," Murphy continued. "Anyone who is a regular is coming back. Everyone said yes."
This news may satisfy many fans, but it doesn't mean the returning cast members will be regulars. Some of them will be showing up frequently and others may only have short cameos here and there.
I'm happy to hear that the cast members will be returning, but what does this mean for the show? Some fans I've heard from are concerned that it will take away from the main storyline and the writers won't be able to give the new cast the attention they deserve.
It has already been stated that season 4 is going to be set in both Lima and New York so we can follow Kurt, Rachel and Finn while also keeping up with the new glee club. Now we know that there are going to be a lot of other storylines included in the fourth season. How much is too much? Will they be able to find a good balance? Only time will tell.
It's also worth noting that nothing is truly set in stone. Anything could happen before they start filming the fourth season, so don't count your chickens before they hatch!