While fans of “Glee” have been screaming about the massive size of the cast for quite some time now, Ryan Murphy is starting to listen — and he is even promising to do something about it.
Speaking as a part of a lengthy interview with Gold Derby, Murphy insisted that while we would see a number of familiar faces from time to time, the move to New York for Rachel Berry is going to lead to there being a smaller group of people to have to focus on — and thus, the show will have a more intimate feel as a whole:
“I feel like it’s reinvigorated the show and the form, because I think we needed to do something because after three seasons of the choir room with a lot people it became kind of a bit much. But I also think one of the things that I wanted to do this year is cut down on the number of characters that we had. I think that that show grew into a sort of gargantuan, and one day I went into the choir room and I think there were 18 people in there, and I was like, ‘Okay, we gotta sort of streamline this storytelling a little bit here.’ So we have been working on that, which is very much what we did in the first season, I think if people remember we really followed three or four of them, and the other people were just flavours and ingredients that sort of complemented those stories. So we’re kind of getting back to that which I like.”
As far as we know, the three that will be the focus now are Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), and Kurt (Chris Colfer), but don’t be surprised to see Blaine (Darren Criss) and even Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) find there way back into the fold for a number of key storylines. McKinley High is the origin of all of these characters, and even with a new setting the show would be remiss to completely abandon that.
Murphy has already promised that all of the regulars from season 3 will be back in some shape or form in the fall, but at the moment it is not clear as to what exactly this will mean. (Hopefully, answers will come at the just-announced Comic-Con panel in July.)