After the announcement was made by Glee’s creator Ryan Murphy that Chord Overstreet will not be returning to the show as a series regular, fans have taken to Twitter to get that move reversed. In the same statement, Murphy said that Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. will be promoted to full-time cast members.
The news is striking to Gleeks as it was earlier reported that most of the cast will be gone following next season’s conclusion as they will have graduated. The move to get rid of Overstreet makes way for one of the contestants from the “Glee Project.”
As of right now, there is a chance that Overstreet could still appear on Glee during next fall’s third season. The news was first hinted at through Overstreet’s Twitter: “well its been a good yr too bad its over, time for summer and starting fresh.” Certainly, the latest move changes the outcome of the finale’s surprise that Overstreet’s character was dating Amber Riley’s Mercedes.