Glee Adds Dean Geyer And Jacob Artist To Season 4 Cast
Author: Jessica Grabert
published: 2012-07-23 11:50:55
Despite Glee keeping its post grads thanks to a tricky plotline involving a few artist hopefuls heading to New York to make their dreams come true, Glee has quite a few spots open in its exclusive club. Due to this, Fox has been scouring for talent that has singing skills and looks young enough to be able to portray a high school or college student onscreen. Now, they’ve settled on two actors to fulfill a couple of these roles.
Today, Fox has announced the network has added South African actor Dean Geyer and New York-born actor Jacob Artist for two very different roles on the hit musical show. Geyer, who often rolls with a little too much scruff to be a believable high school student will portray Brody Weston, an older college student who gets a little smitten with Lea Michelle’s character, Rachel. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Artist will take on the role of Puck’s younger brother, Jake, who tries to audition for the Glee club, but has a little trouble overcoming his attitude.
The casting news comes just a week after the Glee cast and crew visited Comic Con, where producers Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy spoke out about the characters learning to grow up and engage in more adult behavior during Season 4. I’m sure there will still be plenty of high school drama and shenanigans to get into, but I wouldn’t put it past Glee to give some new ideas a go as well. Adding Geyer, especially, should ensure a bit of an older tone to the cast, but we will have to wait and see if more “adult” behavior translates well into musical episodes.
Glee will return Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
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