Glee Exclusive: Nolan Gerard Funk Cast as Lead Warbler - What Does He Want With [Spoiler]?

Nolan Gerard Funk GleeNew Directions will soon be facing a new threat from a familiar enemy: The Dalton Academy Warblers.

Canadian actor-singer Nolan Gerard Funk — whose credits include the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular! and the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie — is joining the cast of Glee as the Warblers’ new frontman, Hunter, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Hunter’s first order of business? Luring ex-Warbler Blaine back into the fold so they can win a national championship. (And in case you’re wondering, that’s all Hunter wants with Blaine; a source confirms that the newbie is straight.)

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Funk, whose resume also boasts arcs on Warehouse 13 and Angels in America, as well as a supporting role in the current big screen spooker House at the End of the Street, kicks off his recurring Glee stint in this season’s seventh episode, titled “Dynamic Duets.”

In the meantime, Glee‘s buzzy fourth episode, “Break-Up” — which exec producer Ryan Murphy is calling “the best episode we have ever done” — airs Thursday at 9/8c.