For those of you hoping for some good news when it comes to “Glee” via Comic-Con, we now have it for you a little bit early considering that the show’s panel is Saturday — both Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty are going to each be coming back for another year!
This news was just revealed by TV Guide Magazine’s official Twitter account, who talked to one of the actors who would certainly know best about his job status:
“Glee’s @SamuelLarsen just stopped by our Comic-Con yacht and told us he and @damianmcginty will both be back on the show this season.”
It has always looked likely that both Damian and Samuel would be back for another go — their characters are both still in high school, and the only reason they would have been written out was if Rory went back to Ireland for good or if Joe decided to be home-schooled once again. With New Directions in desperate need of students after so many people ended up graduating, these two actors are going to play vital roles along with some new faces that are going to be joining the cast, as well. (Ryan Murphy also said that he was planning to use some of the season 1 “Glee Project” stars again.)
From our standpoint, McGinty was the actor that we were the most unsure about — not because of anything to do with talent, but due to the fact that he has spent most of the summer out of the United States and unlike Larsen, he is not appearing on the second season of “The Glee Project” (at least per the show’s current schedule) as a mentor. With that being said, however, he and Larsen both did perform at a recent event helping to promote the Oxygen series.
How excited are you by this news, and what sort of stories are you already dreaming up for these two actors? To check out another recent debate about how Ryan Murphy should handle season 4, check out this link.
Update: In contrast to what was supposedly said by Larsen, executive producer Brad Falchuk later in the event said that McGinty is not returning during at least the early portion of season 4 — and his status beyond that is unclear.