At "Glee's" second Comic-Con appearance, creator Ryan Murphy and members of the cast dropped a few hints about the upcoming season on Sunday.
The Gleeks gathered at the Con learned that there will be a "Rocky Horror Picture Show"-themed episode, and that the number of songs this season would only be five or six, instead of eight (citing a desire to bring the show "back to its roots" and focus more on the story).
Later, speaking to reporters, Murphy gave a little more insight into the upcoming Britney Spears-themed episode: "We'll be doing six Britney songs, and Brittany will be doing one [the 'Glee' character, not the pop star]." That episode is set for September, and he was mum about the possibility that Spears herself might guest star.
In fact, Murphy was wary of having too many guest stars on the show, for fear of "going in a 'Love Boat' direction."
Chris Colfer, though, is "heavily campaigning" to have Julie Andrews guest star as Kurt's grandmother.
Who would the cast like to see on the show? "As a fan, Maxwell, because I'm in love with him," said Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on the show. "But as someone I admire and want to work with, Queen Latifah."
What about a movie? "I was offered that and said no. They have wanted to make a movie out of 'Glee,' and I just declined because it's too early, and I don't know what that movie would be," he said, though he didn't rule it out forever "If we do a movie, we might do a 3-D concert version of us in Radio City. I would be interested in that."
Murphy also shot down the rumors of a Justin Timberlake guest appearance: "I think that would be down the line, but if we did do that, he would be the brother of Matt Morrison, no question."
Look for religion to be tackled in an upcoming episode, with R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" and "Papa Can You Hear Me?" from "Yentl."
Murphy talked about the challenge of these characters eventually graduating high school. "This show has a commitment to Fox to run through three seasons, not one. I think we do have a responsibility to deal with what's going to happen," he said. "Heather [Morris, who plays Brittany] can stay on til she's 30. Heather can be held back every season."
Murphy also said he would love to see Artie come to Comic-Con in an episode, something that sounded interesting to actor Kevin McHale as well.
Murphy said that in the new season, the members of New Directions are "even bigger losers than before, having taken a very public third place. So the theme of this season is, 'Do you have what it takes to win?'" Gleeks everywhere would probably say yes.
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I can't wait for the Glee version of Rocky Horror Picture Show. My daughter was a Rocky Horror kid. She played Janet most of the time and, occassionally she got to play Frank.
It's got me wondering who will play Riff Raff? Who will play Janet? Brad? Frank? Magenta? Columbia? Oooo, the suspense is killing me.
You people make me laugh. Especially people like Darth Vader (a sad card board cut out compared to the name he's toting). For a dude who doesn't like Glee you are certainly spending a lot of time haunting this article's comment box. No wonder the death star got blown up, too busy making useless, childish posts on CNN. So pat yourself on the back Vader, you helped put thousands of people out of work when the death star went boom. Way to help raise unemployment numbers.
Glee – like all musical productions is short on storyline and long on music. Relax & enjoy.
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Of course no movie, there's no Cheese left in the can.
GLEE IS A GREAT SHOW. LOVE THE STORY LINES AND THE SINGING, I WOULD LIKE TO MORE SINGING THAN LESS IN THE NEW SEASON.
AS FOR THE REST OF THE LOSERS POSTING THAT DON'T LIKE THE SHOW, A SLUSSY IN THE FACE TO YA!!!!
"comments just reflect how stupid people are"
Here is an example of that. The force is not strong in you.
Good one, ABK! LOL
How could anyone HATE Glee? The show is funny, smart and original. These negative comments just reflect how stupid people are. Why would you have even read this article if you don't like Glee? Get a life.
Oh. I can't wait to see them ruin Rocky Horror.
Rocky Horror!!! That should make a fantastic halloween episode!
I don't understand the fanaticism behind Glee. They've used Auto-Tune for every song they've done, so its not like they're celebrating the merits of real glee, drama, or music clubs.
I wouldnt call myself a fanatic for GLEE like I would consider myself a fanatic for the Chicago Cubs, and what's sad...there's more logic to my love for Glee than there is for my love of the lowly Cubs. Yet, if you gave me the option to watch an episode of Glee taped...or watch a cubs game from the first row behind homefiled...id choose the cubs every day of the week. Give me free beer and i'll take the bleachers...
Imagine that.....our society hating exceptional, singing/acting talent in a fabulously entertaining TV show. We would certainly be better off watching some hideously dark, murderous crime show or perhaps playing some evil mind destroying video game. How silly of me to want to simply be entertained................Anyone else remember the great days of variety TV? Carol Burnett, Sonny and Cher, and the awesome holiday specials..............
Your age is showing, Brad. I remember all those shows as I watched them when I baby-sat back in the '60's. I am 57 years young. It was a different world back then.
You go, Glee!
how did this show pass the dc 20 int check it takes to get into the con
Does anyone really care if the show came back?
This show is UNWATCHABLE CRAP
Then don't watch it. No one is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to watch it.
Why was Glee at Comic-Con, and why did they make more then one season of this insufferable show?
Oh thats too bad. I'm heartbroken that a show that stole its idea from one musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer isnt going to be movie. Boo freakin Hoo.
like glee LOVED buffy. would love even more a reunion movie of buffy. that would be the bomb. and yes i know it will never happen. still...
Right because the first ever musical tv episode was on Buffy (which was itself a rip off of the 1992 movie). The musical themed tv show has been around for a long time (The Monkees, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, etc...). The world of television history did not start with Buffy, in 1997, as you may think.
Also, given Joss Wheadon directed an episode of Glee it seems as if he isn't too upset about them "stealing" his ideas from Buffy.
I'm with Darth....
I thought Darth was straight.
Focus more on the story? What story??? There isn't one story line that has me hooked – esp. the adults. ugh!
I come for the songs. I'd love a good storyline, but I don't think the writers are capable of that. So I am happy with singing and guests. Except for the two lead adults, I'd like them all to 'graduate' to something else. Keep the kids,
One of the nice things about an ensemble show like this is that you can "graduate" the older kids while bringing in "new" students. You won't have 30-somethings playing teens. (90210, I'm looking at you...) Kind of like E.R. "Old" staff moved on while "new" staff/graduates/students came in.
In terms of graduating the old kids and bringing in the new. Degrassi did this brilliantly and still does. Glee writers should take notice.
Between Faillight and so many other emo movies, a Glee movie would top off the intentional dumbing down of American pop culture. At least someone had some sense not to make it!
If you don't like it, don't watch it
Is anybody else tired of this Marquee Blog drawing in visitors with a question that just gets answered "No."? Useless.
Why you gotta be Hatin'! My mamma taught me that if you didn't have anything nice to say than don't say it. Take a lesson from Yoda, Hate leads to suffering.
Fanaticism leads to stupidity.
Says the man who uses a Star Wars character as a moniker. :)
It's as good a calling card as any as it reflects my personality.
Of course, abk says everything about you, doesn't it?
I'd rather be kicked in the nutts than watch a Glee movie..
Well then it's your lucky day..........drop trou dude.....
No movie in the works? Good!
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