This post goes out to the Gleeks among you. Now, you may, or may not know, that Ryan Murphy, the co-creator, co-executive producer, co-writer, director of many episodes, and all-round head honcho of the wildly successful TV show, Glee, is a major George Michael fan. You may, or may not, also know that Ryan picks all the music that’s used on the show. So, it was always just a matter of time before the music of George Michael featured in an episode.
Well, that time is… right now. The cast are busy filming the second season of the show as I write – they just started filming a week or so ago. Episode 3 of the second season, called Faith (go figure!), will feature George’s music. George will be pleased that he beat his good friend, Paul McCartney, in getting his music featured on the show (Paul is a massive Gleek); and also pleased that Ryan Murphy has said this episode is the most controversial to date.
Rumors that George himself will make an appearance playing the part of a gay priest on the show are, at this point, unfounded (but there’s still just time if George calls Ryan right away!). Nevertheless, the episode is all about religion, and what it means to the various characters on the show. It will air in the US on October 5, 2010.
I’m told that, to celebrate his music finally being featured on a US TV show that people actually watch, George will get a new tattoo with the words:
être ici maintenant
in a black typewriter-style font…