Darren Criss Joins GLEE

Darren Criss

Ausiello is reporting that actor-singer-songwriter Darren Criss is joining hit show GLEE.

Criss, who had a regular role on the short-lived Eastwick and is known online for his unofficial Harry Potter: The Musical Youtube videos, is set to play a ‘cute and charismatic gay student’ from rival Glee club, Dalton Academy Warblers.

There is speculation he may be the much talked about first boyfriend of Glee main character Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer. Kurt ‘came out’ in the first season, but has since remained single, although series creator Ryan Murphy announced he would be getting his first love interest in season 2.

Glee‘s second series started September 21. Episodes air Tuesdays 8/7c on Fox.