Naya Rivera will be returning to the final season of “Glee,” but unfortunately for Santana fans, her screen time will be limited.
Reports have surfaced that Naya will be in season 6 of the show but no longer as a series regular. Instead, she will appear on a recurring basis, for an unrevealed number of episodes.
TV Line is reporting that Naya is the one who wanted less screntime. MTV News has reached out for comment, but have not heard back at press time.
A few months ago, rumors were running rampant that Naya was fired from “Glee” after an on-set argument with series star Lea Michele, but Rivera’s rep later said those reports were “absolutely untrue.”
Then, just last week, week both Michele and Chris Colfer’s Twitter accounts were hacked, with Chris’ tweet saying that he had been let go from the cast, while Lea’s hacker announced the news that she was expecting a baby.
Shooting for the final season of the hit Fox series kicks off later this summer and will take place in New York City. Naya’s character was rooming with Michele’s Rachel Berry at the end of season 5, and her relationship with Brittany, played by Heather Morris, seamed to be getting back on track. The two were set to join as featured performers for Mercedes on tour as she promoted her debut album.