“Glee” is certainly doing everything it can at the moment to make sure that it takes care of some of its own — even those who may not have that much of a prominent role during the show’s fourth season.
According to a new report from Deadline, Fox and Chord Overstreet are in talks for a new deal that will make him into a series regular on the show for the first time. When Overstreet debuted as Sam Evans in 2010, he did so as a recurring player — then, he temporarily left the show in order to pursue music after he was not promoted to a regular for season 3. He ended up returning in midseason, and was in just about every other episode the rest of the day.
Even if Overstreet becomes a series regular (which is likely), he is probably not going to appear in every episode this season. The same goes for most of the current McKinley High School students, including Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum Jr., Darren Criss, and Kevin McHale. The only people who are confirmed at this point to appear in just about every episode are Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, who will continue to be the crux of the storyline moving forward. Chris Colfer is likely to also be a frequent presence, even though he has yet to be given such an official designation just yet.
Season 4 of “Glee” is going to start up production following the show’s Comic-Con panel in mid-July, and at that point we will hopefully know a bit more about some of the other current question marks — including Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) and Damian McGinty (Rory).
Are you excited to see Chord back in a major way for the show? Be sure to check out some of our other season 4 coverage!