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Confirmed: AVPM's Darren Criss Cast on FOX's "Glee"

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Posted by: Edward
September 26, 2010, 06:53 PM

There is a bit of fandom news online today, for Harry Potter has gotta get back to McKinley High.  Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor and singer Darren Criss, star of the popular fan-created YouTube musicals "A Very Potter Musical" and "A Very Potter Sequel," has been cast on the also popular FOX television show, "Glee."  The article goes on to say that Criss has been cast as "Blaine—a cute and charismatic gay student from a rival Glee club named the Dalton Academy Warblers—will maintain a strictly platonic friendship with McKinley High’s most out and proud pupil" (Kurt, portrayed by actor Chris Colfer).  Mr. Criss received his role on the show following his submission of an audition tape as part of an open casting call "Glee" producers held this summer.  As readers will reacall, Leaky conducted an interview with Criss and his fellow "A Very Potter Musical" creators in 2009, which can be seen via this link.


"Glee" airs Tuesday evenings at 8/7c on the FOX television network in the States.

Update: Leaky has confirmed this casting to be accurate.  Criss' role is to involve the story line involving Kurt's boyfriend, says a source close to the casting.

Many, many thanks to Andrew! :)

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Totally awesome!! I am sooooooooooo excited for this!! I kind of love Darren Criss. :)

Posted by RavenclawDancer on September 26, 2010, 08:54 PM report to moderator
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Sheesh, you’d think this was the Gleeky Cauldron!

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This is awesome news! Darren totally deserves all of his success.

Posted by Jordan Edwards on September 26, 2010, 09:09 PM report to moderator
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LOL @ the Gleeky Cauldron.

Posted by Iceholic on September 26, 2010, 09:15 PM report to moderator
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oh. my. GOSH! i thought this day would never come!!!

Posted by rizzijl on September 26, 2010, 09:37 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! I <3 Glee. :)

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on September 26, 2010, 09:41 PM report to moderator
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My fangirl meter is off the charts right now. I’m too old to outwardly freak out and dance around the room, but I’m doing that on the inside!!!

Posted by johnNoefan83 on September 26, 2010, 10:12 PM report to moderator
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This is amazing. Like the best news ever. I’ve been rooting for him since a friend linked me to his audition video telling me to support him, being the fan of AVPM that I am. I didn’t really believe he’d get a part, just because there were so many people posting videos. BUT HE DID! It’s like I’ve died and went to heaven.

Posted by Finny on September 26, 2010, 10:41 PM report to moderator
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That’s so awesome! I’m not a big Glee fan, but I’m glad Darren is going to get exposure on such a popular show. Good for him!

Posted by badger666 on September 26, 2010, 10:44 PM report to moderator
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YAY! Now I might actually watch Glee. haha

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 26, 2010, 10:53 PM report to moderator
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This is so awesome! He’s one of us!

Posted by mollywobbles23 on September 26, 2010, 11:08 PM report to moderator
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Good for him! I’ve never watched Glee but loved A Very Potter Musical and it’s sequel. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

Posted by Ratorr on September 26, 2010, 11:23 PM report to moderator
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OMG My favourite show with my favourite series!! :D my life is now complete lol. Imagine if they put a song from the musical…that could be cool, yay best news, i’m so happy. I love Darren Criss and Glee! They are what you call perfect for each other.

Posted by Gingergirl26 on September 26, 2010, 11:43 PM report to moderator
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OMG My favourite show with my favourite series!! :D my life is now complete lol. Imagine if they put a song from the musical…that could be cool, yay best news, i’m so happy. I love Darren Criss and Glee! They are what you call perfect for each other.

Posted by Gingergirl26 on September 26, 2010, 11:43 PM report to moderator
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woooooooooooo

Posted by hermy on September 26, 2010, 11:50 PM report to moderator
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OMG MADE MY DAY!!

Posted by doxycide [WBM]{Totally Awesome!!} on September 26, 2010, 11:53 PM report to moderator
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