Fox has released a Glee season 5 “Fall Preview,” which features Darren Criss telling the audience about their Beatles tribute episodes.
“We are coming back with one of the greatest secret weapons: Beatle mania,” says Criss in the video below. Along with Criss, we see lots of new footage from Glee season 5, including shots of Mr. Schuester telling the class that they’re going to take on The Beatles and need two weeks to do it.
Referring to Blaine’s proposal to Kurt, Criss says in the video, “At the end of season 4 we had a little bit of a cliffhanger. Blaine is getting ideas – it might have something to do with something that rhymes with ‘shiposal.'”
If you listen carefully underneath the narration, you can also hear some instrumentals from at least one of the Beatles songs (we’d recognize that guitar sound anywhere).
Finally, there’s particular emphasis on the return of Sue Sylvester, who is now principal and still “evil and mean.”
Watch the Glee season 5 preview:
At the end of the video there’s a funny moment from Criss where he jumps into his Blaine character quickly to answer a question.
It’s worth noting that Criss stars in this video, which may suggest an elevated presence in the upcoming season or the network’s awareness of the fact that he’s one of the most beloved actors on the show.
Glee season 5 premieres Thursday, September 26 at 9 p.m. eastern/pacific on Fox.