New Glee Cast Planned For 2012?
Creator Ryan Murphy has hinted the original members will be too old...
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has revealed that he will one day have to change the cast of the hit US TV show, as the current actors will become "too old" to play high-school students.
Speaking to Australia's Herald Sun, Murphy claimed that he has already started thinking about the new class of Glee, by introducing characters like Sam (Chord Overstreet) to begin the changes.
Ryan explained: "Every year we're going to populate a new group. There's nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot."
Murphy also suggested that some of the original cast members may be leaving the show as early as 2012, confessing it will be hard to say goodbye to their familiar faces.
He admitted: "I think you have to be true to the fact that here is a group of people who come and go in these teachers' lives,"
"They graduate and they're gone. When some of them finish their run at high school it will be very teary episodes. For me it will be particularly tough, but a new crop [of actors] will come in."
Speaking of the new cast members, Murphy added: "[The current] kids caught on so quickly, but I think one of the things I'm very happy we've been able to do this year is we've brought in new characters."
"I think if you keep regenerating - and I didn't think we could - I didn't know if people would want those characters [like Sam] - but they do."