I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 11, 2013
Ryan Murphy tweeted last night that the glam rockstar and American Idol alum Adam Lambert would be returning to Fox by joining Glee. No details yet on Lambert’s role in the show or where his character would be based—New York or Lima.
Last year Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter he thinks Glee is “so cute” and “really paints a picture of what it’s like to be an arts kid in high school.”
“Glee is really irresistible it’s charming,” he said at the time, noting he’d love to be able to play himself on the series, after having recently played himself and performed on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.
While it’s unknown who Lambert will play or how many episodes he’s appear on, his casting announcement comes on the heels of news of five of the original cast members have been bumped down to reduced roles (it was inevitable), while some of the newcomers, including Alex Newell, will be made series regulars.