It’s been a tough wait since Glee took a hiatus in early February, but now that wait is finally over! All new Glee returns to our screens on Friday, June 4th at 8:30pm on 3.
According to series stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, who portray Rachel and Finn respectively, this week’s premiere is bringing with it an unexpected shocker – after 13 episodes of Rachel pining for Finn, their relationship is about to do a complete 180!
“Rachel is a little busy right now because she’s fallen in love with someone else,” Michele explains to TV Guide Magazine. “Rachel will always love Finn, but she’s met her match right now with someone that she really likes who also really likes her.”
Meet Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff), the male lead for competing glee club Vocal Adrenaline. “He’s her opposite in a sense,” says Michele. “It’s interesting to see her with a fair sparring partner.”
So how does Finn feel about Rachel’s new man? “Finn has never dealt with another Alpha dog in the pack, so he really is struggling with how to handle that challenge,” Monteith says. “He might throw up the dukes a little bit.”
Meanwhile, Finn will have dating issues of his own when Santana (Naya Rivera) pursues him.
Still, executive producer Brad Falchuk says not to count out Finn and Rachel yet. “That relationship is very core to the show and it will always be back and forth with them,” says Falchuk.
“In order to pull off the dance, you have to pull it off right,” he continues. “You have to give just enough without it becoming annoying. Eventually it’s like, ‘Just do something, for God’s sake.’ Eventually we’ll do something, but for the first couple of seasons we can explore that in a way that is satisfying.”
“[Executive producer] Ryan Murphy would get too bored with them just being together; it’s too easy,” Michele says. “He’ll definitely make it hard on everyone. He’s making it hard on me!”
Make sure not to miss these new love interests as well as other unexpected revelations when Glee returns to our screens on Friday, June 4th at 8:30pm on 3.
(Also available On Demand at tv3.co.nz)