'Glee': Darren Criss joins as a new gay character

darrren-criss-photog-rebecca-sanabria-320.jpg"Glee's" Kurt Hummell could be a very busy boy this fall.

Actor Darren Criss, who appeared on the short-lived "Eastwick," is the lastest fresh face to be cast on "Glee," FOX confirms to Zap2it. He'll play a gay student who sings with a rival glee club. The news was first reported by EW.

The character's description naturally means he could be a contender for Kurt's (Chris Colfer) love interest this season. There had been rumblings that Kurt would be romancing new guy Sam (Chord Overstreet), but so far there's no confirmation one way or another.

Then again, Kurt could be playing the field. At this point, we wouldn't put anything past Ryan Murphy, who continues to surprise us ... in a good way of course.

We wonder if Criss would be representing a private school. If so, he'll feel right at home in  uniform. He was the star and songwriter for "A Very Potter Musical," which you can watch below:



We're kind of psyched to see Criss in action. So far, the guest stars this season have been stellar, and we're liking his curly, curly hair. He could give Mr. Schue some competition there.

What do you think of the new guy?

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Photo credit: Rebecca Sanabria

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