While it seems like most of your Glee favorites are safe from the axe, there’s one singing stud that won’t be roaming the halls of McKinley High for much longer. After much speculation, fan uproar, and back and forth negotiations, it looks like Chord Overstreet has declined a chance at a recurring role as Sam Evans on the hit series. It’s rumored that the 22 year old star is unhappy that newcomer Darren Criss is getting promoted to series regular this fall, while his option was not picked. He would have to wait until the middle of the season for his chance to get the bump. Apparently this wasn’t a firm enough offer and he has decided to walk.
“We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes [Amber Riley],” series producer and co-creator Brad Falchuk told a crowd at Comic-Con. “He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can’t force him to work. We told him to go with God.” It looks like things are up in the air for his onscreen flame as well. Amber Riley recently told E! Online that she might be leaving the series as well. “I may not be coming back for a fourth season. Who knows? Whatever happens this third season is what happens, and I think everybody’s OK with it…I love my job to pieces, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go and, hopefully, there are greater things on the horizon.”
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