On Glee last year, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) were paraded as the perfect couple, one untouched by the show's otherwise exaggerated penchant for dramatic teenage love affairs. It looks like this year, that may change.
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Glee has tapped up-and-coming theater actor Grant Gustin to play the recurring role of Sebastian, a gay Dalton Academy Warbler who sets his sights on Blaine.
Both Fox and the show's producers declined to comment, but the buzz is that Sebastian is the polar opposite of Kurt in every possible way. He's more like the male version of Santana in that he's both promiscuous and kinda-sorta scheming.
"He's our villain this season," an insider tells me. "It's a major role."
It's nice to see that the Glee writers are treating the relationship between Blaine and Kurt the same way they treat every other relationship on the show. All of the straight couples deal with (often ridiculous) drama, infidelity every other episode, and otherwise difficult obstacles. Whether you love or hate the show, it gets huge, national, mainstream attention, and it's been highlighting gay issues, especially schools' anti-LGBT bullying problem, for two years. It's high time to see the gay couple deal with the same challenges as the straight couples. By writing the relationship arcs without incredible discrimination for whether the couple is same-sex or opposite-sex, the writers are showing mainstream America that there's nothing abnormal about Kurt and Blaine.