/If “Glee” Was Made Today, Heres Who Would Be Cast

If “Glee” Was Made Today, Heres Who Would Be Cast

Love it or hate it, no one can deny that Glee was a masterpiece of its time. Now, I know it didn’t end all that long ago, but it first hit our screens a decade ago…

…so I thought: If Glee was made in 2019, who would play the New Directions?

Rachel Berry – Ariana Grande


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Why: Well, we all know Ari can sing, and Scream Queens taught us she knows exactly how to play the role of ‘insufferable teen.’

Standout song: “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande, passive-aggressively performed after a huge fight with Finn.

Finn Hudson – Nick Robinson


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Why: Nick’s got strong soft boy vibes – he’s the kind of guy who would perfectly embody Finn’s heart of gold.

Standout song: “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber. It would be a heartfelt solo after he discovers he’s not Quinn’s baby daddy.

Kurt Hummel – James Charles


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Why: I KNOW you can see this one – can’t you imagine him throwing a tantrum after losing out on a solo to Rachel?

Standout song: An emotional split-screen duet of “We don’t talk anymore” by Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez after his millionth breakup with Blaine.

Mercedes Jones – Lizzo


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Why: We all know that Mercedes would’ve gleed the hell out of “Truth Hurts” if it was around at the time, so it only makes sense to have Lizzo herself play everyone’s favourite diva.

Standout song: “…And I Am Telling You,” from Dreamgirls, because some things just don’t change.

Artie Abrams – Ryan Haddad


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Why: If you’ve seen The Politician, you’ll know just like Artie, Ryan knows exactly how to play the lovable guy who always keeps it real. Plus, the guy can sing.

Standout song: Sam Smith’s “How Do You Sleep,” when the rest of the gang want to go to regionals without him.

Santana Lopez – Cierra Ramirez


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Why: Cierra’s got all the charm to play the fierce and independent character we all loved to hate. And anyone who’s seen The Fosters knows Cierra can play a someone with a secret, which is perfect for the whole in the closet thing.

Standout song: She would angrily perform “Curious” by Hayley Kiyoko when Brittany started dating Artie.

Brittany S. Pierce – Ashley Benson


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Why: Who better than Ashley to play the secret genius that everyone underestimates?

Standout song: After declaring her love to Santana, the two of them would perform “Pynk” by Janelle Monae in the gym.

Quinn Fabray – Kaitlyn Dever


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Why: Can’t you just picture her as the deceptively angelic president of the celibacy club?

Standout song: A dark version of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” when she goes through her goth phase.

Noah “Puck” Puckerman – Avan Jogia


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Why: Puck’s the bad boy we all couldn’t resist loving, and Avan Jogia’s got a face that just screams “heartbreaker.”

Standout song: A slightly douchey and sleazy version of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You.”

Mike Chang – Manny Jacinto


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Why: Mike was all about the dancing, and if you’ve seen The Good Place, you know Manny’s got moves.

Standout song: Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” complete with all the dance moves.

Tina Cohen-Chang – Hayley Kiyoko


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Why: Let’s face it, Tina probably wasn’t anyone’s favourite. Hayley’s got all the charm that would make her the star that 2009 Tina always wanted to be.

Standout song: Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” for Diva week.

Sam Evans – Tom Holland


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Why: 2009 Glee’s out of towner was from Nashville, but it’s 2019 now, so Sam should be ~international~. Also, have you seen Tom’s performance on Lip Sync Battle? You know it’s right.


Standout song:
Before taking on the role as new head of Glee club, he’d to an acoustic version of Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.”

Blaine – Ross Butler


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Why: Riverdale’s finest has exactly what it takes to take on the role of Glee’s resident fuckboy.

Standout song: After finallyyyy deciding he actually loves Kurt, they’d do a duet to “I don’t care” by Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber.

Jesse St. James – Harry Styles


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Why: Jesse’s a charmer who could ruin your life – Harry’s the perfect guy for this role and I won’t hear anything otherwise.

Standout song: He’d do a really believable performance of the Jonas Brother’s “Sucker” to get Rachel to fall for him.

Shelby – Mariah Carey


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Why: She wasn’t in it that much, but you can’t deny that Shelby was a Glee icon. And I think we’d all pay good money to see Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande play mother and daughter.

Standout song: A slightly weird duet of A Star Is Born’s “Always Remember Us This Way,” which would involve her and Rachel trying to out-sing each other.

Miss Pilsbury – Bianca Lawson


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Why: She’s got just the right combination of mystery and allure to play the peculiar guidance counseller.

Standout song: Right after accidentally blurting out her love for Mr. Schue, she’d do a sheepish performance of “Bad Liar” by Selena Gomez.

Mr. Schuester – Justin Timberlake


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Why: I know I wasn’t the only one that was convinced Mr. Schue was just JT in disguise.

Standout song: Getting the kids pumped up with his very own rendition of Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s “Juju On That Beat.”

Coach Sue Sylvester – Jane Lynch


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Why: I spent ageeees trying to think of someone who could do this role justice, but I’m sorry – there’s only one person who has what it takes.

Standout song: To prove to that she’s the boss at Mckinley high, she’d do a flawless performance of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.”

Who would you cast in a brand new Glee? Let us know in the comments!

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