Blaine Anderson has warbled his way into the hearts of every steadfast Glee fan since he was first introduced and then paired up with Kurt in Season 2. Actor Darren Criss has become a fan favorite, earning his character a permanent stay in the halls of McKinley. And apparently, Ryan Murphy isn’t satisfied with just one charming Anderson; he has cast a brother for Blaine. Ladies and gentlemen, Matt Bomer.
Now that’ we’ll be seeing a shift in gears for the upcoming fourth season, in which Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), and other members of McKinley High’s senior class head off to college, we can expect a few changes in the show’s gears. We have been assured that Michele, Monteith and Colfer will remain as stars on Glee, in an apparently intriguing way that is being kept under wraps.
But since these stars, and the major centers of the show’s attention, will no longer be roaming their high school halls, the fleshing out of some of the younger characters might be in order to keep the Lima, Ohio setting a place of interest for fans. Thus, we’re getting to know Blaine a little better. We can assume that the casting of Bomer as Blaine’s older brother will serve to give his character a more thorough backstory, and perhaps some family drama to keep us invested.
Bomer, a soap opera veteran, White Collar lead and rising film star (he appeared in last year’s In Time and has been cast in the upcoming Magic Mike), is proving that debonair and pretty impressive bone structure both run in the Anderson family. To boot, he’s a very talented singer. Bomer will appear in an April episode of Glee‘s third season.
Glee airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.