Christian character set for Glee
Creator Ryan Murphy is set to add a potentially divisive character to the cast of Glee next season.
Glee‘s inclusive characters has always been part of the show’s popularity.
But creator Ryan Murphy is about to balance the mix in the show’s second season.
“I’m adding a Christian character,” he says. “We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognise and say, ‘Oh, look—I’m represented there, too!’ If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well.”
The female character will speak her mind, be listened to and respected — though likely not by ‘Kurt’ (Chris Colfer) whose homosexuality she won’t accept. She will also object to some of the club’s sexually suggestive music selections.
This is a pretty smart move by Murphy. Having a divisive teen will no doubt generate a lot of story conflict. And hopefully no more sodas thrown in faces in the corridor. Although they are probably trademark moves by now….
Source: TV Guide