We already know that season 6 of Glee is setting up to be one of the show’s most intriguing, if only due to the fact that the final season has seen a lot of shakeups.
But, now we’re learning that the creative minds behind the series are looking to add six new characters to the halls of McKinley Hig. TVLine reported on the news with descriptions for each of the new high school characters:
Roderick: Chubby and shy with a voice like Otis Redding, his looks don’t match with his talent. Described as, “a true goober.” He’s the show’s new underdog.
Spencer: He’s the new resident “football stud” who just so happens to possess an incredible voice. He’s also gay. But, per the casting notice, “he’s post-Glee gay — no one messes with him about his sexuality because he will kick their asses if they do.”
Jane: Righteous, ambitious and unconventionally pretty, she’s funny because she doesn’t have much of a sense of humor. She wanted to be a Warbler but tradition kept her from joining so she jumps ship to the New Directions.
Mason and Madison: Male and female twin Cheerios. They’re super-positive and extremely weird. Mason gives off a gay vibe (spoiler alert: he’s not).
There’s been no word yet on who will play each of the characters, but this news most likely won’t come as a surprise to longtime fans of the Fox series. Season 5 saw a huge drop in ratings and a general decline in public interest. Many people blamed Glee‘s drastic change of direction for the show’s drop in popularity. When season 4 began, many of the series regulars whom fans had grown to love had left the show and were replaced by characters that were stereotypically similar bu, for all intents and purposes, completely different.
Glee season 6 is expected to have a midseason premiere.
It’ll be interesting to see how Ryan Murphy and his crew plan to incorporate these new characters into the show, considering New Directions was officially disbanded at the end of season 5. Hopefully the introduction of some new faces won’t draw too much attention away from the established cast – especially since the final season will only consist of 13 episodes.