'Glee' Casting Two New Characters Following Cory Monteith's Death

'Glee' Casting Two New Characters Following Cory Monteith's Death

Glee is getting two more newbies.

According to E! News, the show is looking to welcome two new members after tragically losing star Cory Monteith to an accidental overdose on July 13.

Sources tell the site that the network is waiting a few more days to discuss how they’ll handle his absence from the show.

The two new roles include a “cute and quirky” twentysomething named Jenny and a new African-American student at McKinley High School.

These characters are seemingly in addition to the three new roles they were already seeking out. It was recently announced that production could be delayed until November.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, we found out that some castmembers would not be returning, while others were bumped up to series regulars.

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  • Loli

    I think they should hire back the original cast, its the only way I will see the show again. Cause Glee was about Rachel and then Finn and then the original cast .I really dont like the new characters or the new stories. Bring Mike, Brittany, Puck, Mercedes and Quinn back and end the show with the original cast.

  • Maddie


    Totally agree they should bring back all the original cast and then end it because like you said Cory and Lea were the main characters and without him it isn’t gonna be the same. But honestly i feel they should end it now because who knows if Lea will come back i mean they met on set and fell in love their! All her memories are based their which will be torture for her especially because he won’t be there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/torranceeeee victoria reid grabowski

    Are they holding auditions or have they already cast these two new characters?

  • Dgleek

    @Loli: I 100% agree! The original cast was what made Glee. They should have ended the show when the seniors graduated. The Ohio-New York scenario didn’t work. The new characters didn’t get developed, and we didn’t see enough of the graduates. It’s better if they end the show with the original cast, focus on how they are doing after high school. I know many people think that the show should focus on the Glee club in high school, but personally, I think it’s more important to see how the Glee club members grow into their future, not sticking to a high school choir room.

  • ALI

    I like the new cast more than the original….hope that Mercedes and Mike leave the show cause they stopped being funny 2 seasons ago!!!!…I really like season 4 more than season 3 cause season 3 was all about NYADA and applying to it and this boring Rachel Bla Bla Bla….now there are more stories more lines ….the plot is more interesting and most importantly there’s more justice in solos