In a major coup for Network TEN, ten of the cast from Glee will visit Australia in mid-September.
Set to visit our shores are Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester, pictured), Matthew Morrison (Will Shuester), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina).
The sheer numbers of the promotional visit hot off the back of its September 9th launch in the US is very significant.
The ‘gleeks’ will travel to Melbourne and Sydney to appear on Rove, join The 7PM Project and, being a musical show, will also “meet the Australian Idols.” They are also hoping to meet the Bondi Rescue lifeguards at Bondi Beach, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and experience Melbourne’s culinary delights. Hmm, no MasterChef, 9AM or Spearman visits? Not yet anyway…
Glee which aired in Australia in July, centres around an optimistic teacher who – against all odds attempts to save a college Glee Club from obscurity, while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realise their true star potential. The series is created by Ryan Murphy (Nip / Tuck, Popular).
With its musical numbers a big part of the show, Sony Music will release the debut single “Don’t Stop Believin’” on Friday, September 18th while the official soundtrack will be released on November 6th.
The season begins on TEN 7:30pm Thursday September 17th with a replay of the pilot, and a first run episode on September 24th.