As we first wrote about yesterday, much of the cast of “Glee” got together for what is their annual photo shoot, though there were some questions as to where a few of the actors were. For those who missed it, Darren Criss was absent because of his touring commitments in Boston (he’ll probably be photo-shopped in after the fact), Samuel Larsen and Vanessa Lengies are recurring guest stars that may not return, four former McKiney High Students (played by Mark Salling, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, and Harry Shum Jr.) are no longer series regulars, and this photo seemed to be only about the kids, which is why Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison did not turn up.
Like with the other photo, this one was posted by Lea Michele on Twitter, and it is basically the same image that we saw previously, with Rachel Berry (sporting another new look that feels somewhat more like the old version of the character) standing front and center doing her best Tifa Lockhart impression from “Final Fantasy 7” when it comes to the outfit. This cropped photo focuses mostly on the gang that has been there since the very beginning, though they’ve also allowed Chord Overstreet (who first joined the show in season 2) to slip in.
Our personal favorite part of this picture? How Chris Colfer’s facial expression is slightly different from everyone else, especially the guy standing next to him in Cory Monteith’s Finn.
So here’s the question that we have to ask as TV conspiracy theorists: Is this the group that “Glee” will be focusing on long-term, or is this just a nifty photo? We do assume that the likes of Melissa Benoist and Jacob Artist will not have nearly as much to do after the other characters graduate, given that there are only so many people that can be focused on in a given span of time.
If you do want to read even more news concerning the massive changes to the cast, just hit up the link here, which also should give you a good understanding about why Dianna Agron could be done for good.
Photo: Twitter / Lea Michele