There have been too many opportunities as of late to find out some scoop on “Glee” season 4 during the filming hiatus, Ryan Murphy was kind enough to spill the beans at the Paley Center for Media Wednesday night, where he was being honored for his work as one of the most notable producers of the past decade.
There are still a number of interesting developments to come later this season, with one of them being the idea that Rachel Berry would become so enamored with her new life in New York City that she would lose much of herself in the process; and ultimately, it would take a life-changing surprise along with help from an unlikely source in order to realize the error of her ways. While the showrunner was mum to TV Guide about the pregnancy scare, he did say that this event, plus the arrival of Santana, would serve as big-time wake-up calls to Lea Michele’s character moving forward:
“For me, I was really interested in that idea of the single girl in New York trying to figure it out and I wanted something that would jolt her, good or bad, back to her core … She and Santana have a really big story about that where Santana is like, ‘What the hell happened to you?’ which I think happens to a lot of people right out of high school. They waver from their dream a little bit and Santana’s job is to sort of get her back on the right track.”
Murphy also spoke a little bit about the fact that he wants to do something brand-new for much of season 4 along with a potential season 5, and he also finally touched on just what some of what Naya Rivera will be up as Santana moving forward now that she is in New York:
“I think she’s going to try to be a star in a different way. I don’t see her as a NYADA gal, but I do see her being a star … I think she’s much rougher and more facile than the others, but she will do very well there.”
Whose story are you more interested in seeing on “Glee” moving forward: Rachel’s, or Santana’s? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can head over here to say what sort of performances Darren Criss and Naya Rivera have up their sleeves next.