Finally some good news from the casting offices of Glee. After the sad news that a number of the original cast members are only going to be guest stars in Season 5, it has been confirmed that Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss are DEFINITELY returning.
Rumours were sparked of fan favourite Criss not returning when Lea Michele tweeted a cast picture and Darren was missing. There was a very simple reason for Darren’s absence, he was still on his sell-out solo tour.
As we previously reported Jayma Mays will only be a guest star this season and this will probably be the case with Dot Marie Jones as well. There is still no word on whether Samuel Larsen is returning as the now dreadlock-less Joe Hart.
According to E!Online, the series regulars for Season 5 are as follows:
Jacob Artist as Jake
Melissa Benoist as Marley
Chris Colfer as Kurt
Darren Criss as Blaine
Blake Jenner as Ryder
Jane Lynch as Sue
Kevin McHale as Artie
Lea Michele as Rachel
Cory Monteith as Finn
Matthew Morrison as Mister Schue
Alex Newell as Unique
Chord Overstreet as Sam
Naya Rivera as Santana
Becca Tobin as Kitty
Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina
Hopefully there will be no more nasty surprises from Ryan Murphy and his casting team. However the season regular list looks ok to this Gleek and can’t wait for the start of Season 5.
Also congratulations to Melissa Benoist, Chord Overstreet, Blake Jenner, Becca Tobin, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer for their Teen Choice Awards nominations.