Darren Criss & More to Join Staff of GLEE's Fictional NYC Diner?
Thus far on the fifth season of the FOX's GLEE, struggling actors Rachel (Lea Michele), Santana (Naya Rivera), Kurt (Chris Colfer), and Dani (Demi Lovato) have all joined the wait staff of the show's fictional Spotlight Diner in New York City.
Now, with recent reports that the entire cast of the long-running musical dramedy will join their former classmates in the Big Apple, it appears that other McKinley High students will be hired on to the establishment's staff.
On Sunday, February 9, Harry Shum Jr., who plays Mike on the show, posted a photo on Instagram during the filming of the season's 13th episode entitled "New Directions." In the image, Blaine (Darren Criss), Brittany (Heather Morris), Puck (Mark Salling), Mercedes (Amber Riley), and Mike are seen gathered around the set of the diner wearing the official staff uniform. Shum captioned the photo: "Always a good time."
Check back as more details emerge!
About the show:
Glee is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented kids who escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a Glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice. Last year's graduates and aspiring singers, RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michelle) and KURT HUMMEL (Chris Colfer), packed their bags for New York and enrolled at a prestigious performing arts school, NYADA, where they made new friends and learned the cruel realities of college. These naïve freshmen moved into a Brooklyn loft, signed up for internships, auditioned for Broadway shows and gained a roommate when SANTANA LOPEZ (Naya Rivera) moved to the Big Apple.
Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors, including a Golden Globe Award and a Peabody Award, and singlehandedly made Glee clubs cool again. The series boasts critical acclaim, a die-hard fan base, two Grammy Award nominations, two platinum and five gold albums, more than 43 million songs and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, a 3-D movie and four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.