Chris Colfer New TV Series

Glee's Chris Colfer Developing, Starring in Sci-Fi Drama About Kids With Powers

Chris Colfer is conjuring up the perfect role for his return to television.

The former Glee star, along with Sonar Entertainment, is developing Indigo, a sci-fi drama about “indigo children” who are misdiagnosed as having mental or physical illnesses — when they really possess supernatural abilities, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (Naturally, baddies will arise who intend to use the children’s powers for their own dark purposes.)

In addition to starring in the project — which will be shopped around to broadcast networks, cable channels and streaming services — Colfer is also expected to write and direct the pilot, which he’ll executive-produce alongside Keith Quinn and Rob Weisbach.

Colfer has maintained a relatively low profile since Glee ended in March 2015, racking up a single appearance in an episode of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland, as well as a role in 2016’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Does Indigo sound like something you’d make room for on your DVR? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. ted says:

    The plot of this sounds ableist as hell. Tried of “this person is crazy or disabled but actually they’re special!! They’re going to save the world!!” schlock that gets constantly churned out. Can the hero ever be disabled AND superpowered??

  2. Becca says:

    Listen, if Darren Criss is still out there “acting” I’m glad that Chris has something up his sleeve. Sounds intriguing.

  3. Ana says:

    Isn’t that what Legion is about?

  4. Kiki says:

    He’s maintained a low profile on TV. This shockingly discounts his literary efforts and achievements.

  5. losky2 says:

    Absolutely. I’m there. I’m old enough to know that basic plot has been done before, but he can bring a modern, youthful twist on it given his young age and perspective.

  6. Stephanie Strain says:

    Very much looking forward to seeing both “Indigo” as a series and Chris Colfer as performer/creator/director. He is very versatile and has an amazing emotional range as a performer.

  7. Dircelene da Silva says:

    “Colfer kept a low profile on the TV” ?? … That does not mean anything … he’s a great writer, his latest book is already 30 weeks into the NYTimes bestseller !! It is sold in several countries of the world! And I’m sure this new project will be a success !! Colfer is a Young Genius, who watched the film Struck By Lightning knows that it is a great movie, where Colfer wrote his script, directed and still acted in the film.Simply Genius !!

  8. Jude says:

    Perhaps it appears to have something in common with what’s been done before, but Colfer is a talented writer with a gift for wit and whimsy. I also believe he has the ability to dive deeper into himself to pull out a darker, more mature side of story telling that will speak to his older audience. I am very much looking forward to seeing what develops here. I’m also looking forward to Colfers return to television…he’s been missed!

  9. DA says:

    He hasn’t been acting much, but he has been writing – his Land of Stories books, plus a novel coming out in March.