What we learned about 'Glee' at Comic-Con
The geeks at Comic-Con morphed into Gleek mode during a scream-filled, Artie-appreciative panel discussion Sunday afternoon. During said panel -- and during a brief press conference that preceded it -- some interesting details about the show's second season emerged.
For those who missed all the info during yesterday's "Gleek" Twitter-ama, here are the highlights:
Show creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy confirmed that there will be a Britney Spears episode, featuring six songs by Miss "Oops, I Did It Again." During the press conference he said, "Brittany will sing one." I initially thought he meant Britney, as in Spears, but in retrospect, I believe he was referring to the Brittany played by Heather Morris. Still, will be interesting to see if Spears eventually gets involved somehow. The cast is getting the script for the episode today, and Murphy promises it will be a weird, "hallucinogenic" treatment.
Ryan Murphy confirmed that both Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth will return for season two of "Glee," though not in regular roles. On the whole, Murphy said during the press conference, he's trying to avoid attention-getting guest stars on a regular basis. Nevertheless, Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt, is advocating for Julie Andrews to play his grandmother.
The "Glee' crew is currently in negotiations with a major artist who will be the source of a tribute in the big post-Super Bowl episode. Murphy would not say yet who that artist is.
Kurt will indeed get a boyfriend this season, though the actor who will play him was not announced. Murphy said: "I think [Kurt] should have a boyfriend and they should be prom king and king."
One of the season two episodes will focus on religion. Murphy said it will feature R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion," "Papa Can You Hear Me?" from "Yentl" and a trip to Mercedes's church, where she may be belting out a solo.
There will be another Madonna episode. And it sounds like "Glee" will bring us a full-on "Rocky Horror Picture Show" episode, which explains one of the comments Chris Colfer made to me in the video below, which also features Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz and the fans' beloved Kevin McHale.
So now we know a *little* more about where season two is headed. How do we feel Gleekers? Excited by these developments, or wished they would ditch the Britney (but not the Brittany)?
| July 26, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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