'Glee' Final Season To Feature 5 New Characters, Set In Lima
Glee’s sixth and final season will shift the focus back to Lima, Ohio and McKinley High – and will feature five new faces.
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Glee’s five new characters will all be high school sophomores, navigating the halls of McKinley, according to TVLine, which has the breakdown of the new characters.
The show’s new underdog will be a chubby introvert named Roderick, who has the vocal chops of Otis Redding. On the outside with Roderick is Jane, who possesses something of a type-A personality and joins New Directions after learning she can't join the Warblers.
“Football stud” Spencer has a voice to match his prowess on the football field and also happens to be gay, but “he’s post-Glee gay — no one messes with him about his sexuality because he will kick their a–es if they do.” Also in the popular sphere are Cheerio twins Mason and Madison.
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed in June that after two New York-centric seasons, season six would return the focus to the Ohio high school. The idea was to develop a final season more reminiscent of the show’s start.
“We’re working on the last season now, and it really feels like it’s getting back to its roots, which I love,” Murphy said “I’m sort of reinvigorated about it. It’s getting back to what I was initially interested in with the show, which was arts in school. The last season is really about the importance of arts education in our high schools… I think people will like it.”
Glee's sixth season will premiere on Fox midseason.