New Directions are about to join the ranks of some very famous television alumni. Joss Whedon, the man behind the fan-heavy series’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (which included his classic musical episode, “Once More, With Feeling”) and the legendary Neil Patrick Harris online musical sensation “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog,” will direct an upcoming episode of “Glee,” according to EW.com. Whedon will take a short break from his other Fox series “Dollhouse” to guide the kids of “Glee” into, well, a new direction.
But, that wasn’t the only joyous news from EW.com regarding “Glee.” One of the students of McKinley High School is about to have their first big reunion moment. No, it’s not time for a ten-year reunion flash-forward episode just yet, but Lea Michele (the uppity, but very talented songstress Rachel) will welcome her “Spring Awakening” costar Jonathan Groff to the show. Jonathan will reportedly be on the show for about five or six episodes as a member of the male-drive Vocal Adrenaline and “serve as a potential love interest for Michele’s Rachel.” Better look out, Finn!
Between Whedon’s knack for quirky, catchy musicals (hello, that’s why we’ve been smitten with this show from the get-go) and one of Great White Way’s classic couple’s reuniting (is it too much to wish for another rendition of “The Word of Your Body”?) it certainly sounds like “Glee” is about to hit two very high notes this season.