Another Ryan Murphy interview, another round of conflicting quotes regarding the future of “Glee” graduates Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Harry Shum Jr. This time, Murphy says that although everyone will be back in Season 4, Michele is the only one coming back for the full 22 episodes.
“No one is really going to be doing 22 episodes except Lea,” Murphy tells TV Guide after a “Glee Project” panel in Los Angeles on June 7. “We haven’t figured it out, but I know what the stories are. I just don’t know how many episodes.”
He clarifies later: “I shouldn’t say that actually because I had a list and then we were writing today. I think we want to keep our options open. I think I have to talk to the actors and say, ‘What do you want to do?’ That’s how we’ve been dealing with that. I’ve only talked to Lea so far. So maybe yes, when I talk to them. That’s all happening in the next two weeks.”
So, essentially, what we know is the same as before: People will be back, we just don’t know how many episodes we’ll see them in. As for Monteith’s storyline, Murphy says the whole thing is a big secret.
Which McKinley graduates do you hope join Michele for the full Season 4?