The actor-writer is set to pen an episode of the Fox musical-dramedy to air later this season, TVLine has learned exclusively.
According to sources, the show’s producers (including series co-creator Ryan Murphy) presented Colfer with the opportunity to craft his very own hour of Glee, and the burgeoning auteur jumped at it.
Details on the content of the episode are TBD, but I hear Colfer has already met with the show’s writing staff to hash out some ideas.
Colfer is certainly well suited for the gig. In addition to writing the screenplay for the 2012 indie Struck By Lightning (which he also produced and starred in), the 23-year-old multi-hyphenate is the best-selling author behind the Land of Stories children’s book series.