Season 4 Spoilers Round Up!Sunday, August 19, 2012
Well Gleeks, we've been away for a while so we decided to do a post with everything that we missed! REMEMBER: Everything will re-posted as topics @ Everything We Know So Far.
Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Glee
“Wemma” fans would be wise to keep their hearts in check this season, because as speculated by Matthew Morrison, the gr’ups’ romance might not merit much screen time – though the season gets off on a good enough note. “When I look at the first two episodes, I’d say that relative to last year they have a lot to do,” EP Brad Falchuk tells TVLine. “But I will say that they are probably pulling back from that a bit. Those two characters are vital to the show, but their relationship will be less of a focus.” OK, but… still heading for a wedding…? “I still think that they’re going to get married,” Falchuk allows — so go ahead and order that Tiffany Purell dispenser off the registry!
Question: Got any Glee scoop that didn’t come out of the show’s Comic-Con panel (awesome job moderating, BTW)? —Steven
Ausiello: I overheard a little pre-panel buzz concerning Rachel’s transition from McKinley to NYADA — namely that it will be rough. And I’m not just referring to the challenges she’s going to face with her dancing. Speaking of Comic-Con, look at all the huge Ausholes we ran into while in San Diego!
Question: I can’t believe Damian McGinty isn’t returning to Glee. Should I even bother signing the petitions that are out there? —Chrissy
Ausiello: Nah. Probably a waste of time. Sounds to me like the decision is pretty final.
Question: Any news on whether Grant Gustin will return to Glee? —Ally
Ausiello: Discussions are happening. I hear the show would very much like him back in some capacity.
Question: What’s the real scoop on my favorite Glee couple, Kurt and Blaine? —Rob
Ausiello: I think you’ll have a pretty good idea where things stand with them by the end of the Sept. 13 season premiere.
Joanna: I feel like we're only getting scoop about Rachel. Can you tell us anything about what's going on at McKinley in season four?!
We sure can, but it has to do with Rachel (Lea Michele) kind of. Glee's premiere episode will find New Directions looking to rebuild the group after losing the seniors. Task number one? Finding their new Rachel aka the lead vocalist. We happen to know who it is, and we think fans are in for a surprise. One person we can rule out? Brittany (Heather Morris).
Kirby in Phoenix: Anything on Glee's new season that Ryan Murphy hasn't tweeted about?
The third episode back will revolve heavily around some serious ballerinas in New York City. We're not sure if they'll be rivals of Rachel's or friends, but it's possible that the new ballet gals could be sticking around for longer than an episode. And plié!
Kate Hudson as Rachel’s sexy new dance teacher
Kate Hudson already got her dance on in the movie musical Nine, and it looks like she’ll be returning to those sexy moves on the Sept. 13 premiere of Glee, based on this exclusive EW image (co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted a different image yesterday). Hudson plays Cassandra July, a dance instructor at Rachel’s new school, NYADA.
In this scene, her first big number on the Fox hit, Cassandra shows Rachel (Lea Michele, not seen) how it’s done at NYADA. But don’t expect the pair to be bonding too much during office hours — Hudson, known for her sunnier roles, is playing kind of a witch. “She’s hard-ass,” says Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk. “And she has her own demons. She works by negative.”
Hudson has signed on for six-episodes in season 4 while fellow actress Sarah Jessica Parker will make her debut in the third episode of Glee‘s fourth season.
Meet the 'Freshman' Class
Glee has tapped relative newcomers Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist to join the show’s upcoming fourth season, premiering Sept. 13. Geyer will play Broady Weston, a handsome upperclassman at NYADA who shows an interest in Lea Michele’s Rachel. Meanwhile, back at McKinley, Artist will play Puck’s younger half-brother Jake.
The news comes as the Fox phenom is undergoing a bit of a reboot ahead of its fourth season, which finds many of the show’s core characters transitioning to post-McKinley life. All veteran castmembers are expected back, but in varying capacities. According to reports, Michele is the only Glee thesp set to appear in all episodes produced this season. Additionally, Glee Project alums Samuel Larsen and Alex Newell are expected back on a recurring basis.
Meet the new freshman girls!
TVLine has learned exclusively that relative newcomer Becca Tobin and Homeland actress Melissa Benoist are joining the show’s Season 4 cast.
Tobin and Benoist will play new McKinley students Kitty and Marley, respectively.
Both roles are recurring. The duo join fellow Glee rookies Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist.
More casting spoilers:
More about it:
I saw an audition video yesterday (the video was since made private) with a guy in Kurt's storyline. Somebody at the vogue offices. There were a couple of short scene bits, one of them seemed to be an editorial or pitch meeting, the other seemed to be a very quick exchange with Kurt (nothing of particular note, except it seems Kurt's an intern/PA).Conor: So happy Glee is coming back to Comic-Con this summer! Have any scoop to add even more glee to my day?Season four already has some pretty major guest stars on board (Hello, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson!) and one more name might be added to the list soon: Maroon 5 lead singer and The Voice mentor Adam Levine! "I've talked to Ryan [Murphy] a lot about it. I'm doing his other show now. It's the super dark, non-musical version of Glee: American Horror Story," Adam tells us. "We've had multiple conversations about it in the past, trying to find the right thing for it, so hopefully one day!"
Holy Glee Hotness! Lea Michele Dishes on "Sexiness" of New Season—and Her New Love Interest
Here's something you don't see every day: Lea Michele gyrating. On top of a table. In a tiny little skirt. And a bustier. Oh yeah, and climbing her new potential love interest—and some wooden tables—like a tree.
Such was the scorching-hot scene yesterday as I hit the set of Fox's Glee, where it became evident that the four-year-old Fox series—and Lea's character Rachel—are growing up. And it is working.
Lea's sexiest performance yet is part of Glee's second episode, the second Britney Spears tribute called "Britney 2.0." The scene includes Rachel's new suitor and NYADA junior, Dean Geyer (Brody), and dance teacher, Kate Hudson (Cassandra)—both solid additions to the show.
"We're on at 9 p.m. now [Thursdays] so they are giving us some more sexiness," Lea told me of Glee's season four, which takes place partly in New York, where Rachel attends NYADA. "It does feel like the show has grown up a bit, and Rachel has grown up a bit…She's getting made over."
Some fans of the Finn and Rachel pairing might be less than thrilled to hear that her super-steamy number involves some surprisingly provocative (he just put his hand where?!) moves with Brody. But Lea says it's not as flirty as it seems.
"We haven't really been doing too much together," Lea says when asked about Brody and Rachel's chemistry. "Rachel asks him to help her with this number and that's kind of it for now."
And what about Finn? "Rachel, in the first few episodes, is really always thinking about Finn. She is all about Finn. That's where her head is at. And this guy Brody just kind of keeps sort of popping up a little bit. He's interested, so we'll see where it goes."
Fun little side note: While trading tweets yesterday with Cory about their welcome-back gifts to each other (a lava lamp and a coffeemaker), Lea told me with a laugh, "I called Cory and said, ‘You really should come to set and see me work!' He said he was hanging out by the pool, and I said, 'Trust me. It will be worth your while!'" Guess who managed to pop by the set to see Lea's big number? Smart man!
In the meantime, check out these photos from the set. Yes, that is Brody's backside in the first one, and Kate and Lea in the background.
Glee Exec on Season 4′s Big 'Breakup' Episode: 'It's Like Titanic – Not All Will Make It'
Glee‘s super couples are heading into Season 4 on a collision course with the mother of all icebergs. In an exclusive interview with TVLine, executive producer Brad Falchuk is shedding ominous new light on this season’s much-buzzed-about fourth episode, “The Break-Up.”
“All of the core relationships are tested,” he previews of the hour, which fellow EP Ryan Murphy first hinted about on Twitter last week. “I’m not going to say who breaks up and who doesn’t, but they all — Santana/Brittany, Kurt/Blaine, Will/Emma, Rachel/Finn — get kicked in the nuts. And it’s all about how do they recover — and can they recover? And some don’t. Absolutely some don’t. Of those couples, not all of them are going to make it. It’s like Titanic.”
Upcoming Rachel Duet + Info on 4x01 ND Number
We’re not sure if there’ll be an actual piano man in the mix, but NYADA freshman Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and McKinley High student Marley (Melissa Benoist) are slated to join forces on an iconic Billy Joel ballad during Glee‘s upcoming fourth season, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The pair will tackle “New York State of Mind” in two locations, with Rachel in Manhattan and Marley in Lima, OH.
“It’s a really beautiful number,” enthuses exec producer Brad Falchuk of the duet, which will take place in one of the season’s first few episodes.
Furthermore, TVLine scored some additional scoop about the New Directions’ cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” that will be featured in the Season 4 premiere. Falchuk revealed lead vocals will be split among Heather Morris’ Brittany, Jenna Ushkowitz’s Tina and Darren Criss’ Blaine, and that the finished product is “awesome.”
- They’re filming a scene in a bathroom involving a half naked guy. As for who he is, all I know is that the character is new.
- Darren gets a solo:
The song of the summer, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” will have yet another cover come Sept. 13: EW has exclusively learned that Glee‘s New Directions will be tackling the hit tune in the season four premiere. The episode, fittingly called “The New Rachel,” will find the series characters dealing with the aftermath of graduation.
Possible Upcoming Scene:
- I saw them filming at Coffee Bean about an hour ago, Chris, Heather and Darren.
- Lima Bean, and I'd estimate 2nd episode.
- Here is all I know: Lima Bean, Chris, Darren and Heather on set, Brad F on set, possibly directing. Not a musical number scene.
- at Paramount, on the lot, but not on their private soundstage
- Chris, Darren, Heather, Brad Falchuk, Cheerio extras.
- Yes. (In reply to "Was Heather still in her cheerios uniform?")
- I don't know. I'm guessing the Britney ep, as spoilers mention a stage accident and there was a Cheerio in a neck brace.
4x02 Song Spoiler:
Song spoiler: “Gimme More” - Brittany on lead
New Directions performs in the gym (I assume at some kind of assembly but not positive?). They are supposed to be kicking ass and showing off their new-found popularity, singing to an eager audience. Except Brittany has gone the Britney route: sloppy, eating Cheetos, etc. She sings Gimme More and they end up getting booed by the school.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was directing.