‘Glee’ Producer Dante Di Loreto Talks The Valentine’s Day Episode and Graduating Cast



ComingSoon got a chance to interview Glee producer Dante Di Loreto.  See what he had to say about what is in store for Valentine’s Day and for the graduating characters.

What’s in store for Valentine’s Day?

DI LORETO:  I think it’s fair to say that there is romance in the air.  There is a wedding in the air.  What is exciting about this show is that there are certain things about it that are undeniable.  There are certain things that you could sit at home and think, “I really want this to happen.”  There are also some things that are going to shock the heck out of you, and that’s the really fun part.  That’s what’s coming down the pike.

How long is Dean Geyer (who plays NYADA upperclassman Brody Weston) going to be on the show?

DI LORETO:  We hope to keep him around for awhile.  We think he’s incredibly sexy.  He sings and dances well.  I think it’s a really interesting storyline.  I think the show has blossomed creatively this year, being able to travel back and forth between New York and Lima.  And we love having him here.

One of the stories that has unfolded this season has been Finn (Cory Monteith) finding himself.  Will there be more of that, and will he actually get to become a teacher, eventually?

DI LORETO:  In terms of the actual steps of it, revealing what that challenge is like, to be a teacher, was really important to that storyline.  I think that romance is going to play a part in his future, too.  Where that takes us has yet to be determined.

With more of the characters being seniors this year, will you be writing towards those graduations?

DI LORETO:  I think the show has established that it does reflect real life and that people’s lives move on.  We found a way to capture that and to tell continuing stories.  I think that creates an opportunity for the writers to say, “What is the next step in this character’s story and evolution?”  I think we’ve demonstrated that we can do that, and that we can expand the stories of the characters who are already here, as well as create opportunities for new characters.

Will everyone who graduates from this high school go to New York, or will there be a third location?

DI LORETO:  Look, I wouldn’t be surprised if another cast member or a few other cast members go to New York.  That story is yet to reveal itself, but it seems one of those natural conclusions.  But, they’re all going in different places.  Just like we all do after high school, they’re going to different places, and hopefully those are stories that we can blossom.We have to produce this show within the confines of a primetime network, so there are limitations to the stories we can tell.  It’s frustrating because we all hear from the fans who are saying, “I want more of this character’s story,” and every single performer here has the ability to carry their own show, but they’re having to share screen time with a lot of talented people.  That’s a challenge.  We have to find a way to do that and still make a 42-minute show.

You can read the rest of the interview here.