It was revealed a few days back that Lea Michele’s BFF Phoebe Strole would be joining the cast of Glee for a recurring role.
Not an awful lot was known about Strole’s character at the time but we now know what she will romance Trouty Mouth Sam on the new season.
According to Deadline, Strole will play the role of Penny Owen whom is a college sophomore and nursing school hopeful. She becomes friendly with Sam (Chord Overstreet) and gets sucked in and well, they end up dating.
As you Gleeks will know, Sam was dating Brittany (Heather Morris) last season, but she dropped him like a bag of bricks when she graduated early to begin work at MIT. But, it doesn’t look like any love has been lost for Sam as he’ll soon have another lady in his life.
Michele tweeted the news last week, in which she wrote: “Such amazing news that two of my very best friends are going to be on #Glee this year! @ddlovato & @PhoebeStrole! Thank you @MrRPMurphy!”
It has also been revealed that Demi Lovato has booked a multi-episode arc on the show. Demi Lovato will play the role of Dani whom is based in New York. She is a struggling artist and becomes friends with Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry and Naya Rivera’s Santana.
Glee will be the first TV role for Lovato since she appeared on Sonny with a Chance on the Disney Channel, which ended back in 2011.
Since the show, Demi has been focussing on her music career along with her position as a judge on The X Factor USA.
According to TV Line who first reported the news, Lovato’s character will have also frequent interactions with Adam Lambert’s character, however, details are being kept under lock and key at the moment.
Meanwhile, Michele has tweeted the first on-set photo of the Cory Monteith memorial episode, in which she is wearing a “Finn” necklace – much like the “Cory” necklace we have seen her wearing in the past.
Glee returns to FOX on September 26 at 9/8c for three episodes. Following that, the show will take a three week hiatus.