Lea Michele is leaving New York behind for California. On July 28 TVLine revealed that the actress will be appearing on the biker drama "Sons of Anarchy," during the shows upcoming seventh and final season. The actress recently expressed that the series is her "favorite show" and fans speculated that she may appear in the upcoming season. Michele also tweeted the news and confirmed that she will only appear in one episode.
The episode Michele will appear in is scheduled to air on October 14, and she will play a waitress at a truck stop. Her character's name is Gertie, who is also a single mom, and makes a connection with Gemma Teller Morrow (Katey Segal) during a hard time. It's likely that Michele will be seen in the sixth episode, since each season has consisted of thirteen episodes, with the exception of season four.
Michele is most well known for playing good girl Rachel Berry on the FOX hit comedy "Glee," a series about a group of misfit high schoolers who bond over glee club. Michele had one of the leading roles in the series, which is currently filming its final season. The actress has also experienced a successful career on Broadway, originating the role of Wendla in the 2006 musical "Spring Awakening," and working on various shows as a child actress. She has also released her first album, entitled "Louder" and a book called "Brunette Ambition" during the first half of 2014.
On July 28 E! Online posted that Michele and Segal have worked together before, when Segal guest starred on "Glee" as Artie's mother, and had scenes with Michele. The actress joins other newcomers Courtney Love, who will play a preschool teacher who bonds with Abel, and Marilyn Manson, who plays a white supremacist that Jax Teller encounters in prison. Actor Malcolm Jamal-Warner will also have a recurring role in the final season.
"Sons of Anarchy" will return with new episodes on September 9 at 9 p.m. on FX. The premiere episode will be one hour and forty-five minutes long, instead of the usual one hour episode. The series made a similar move with the season six premiere. In addition to the thirteen episode final season, a prequel series about SAMCRO which is set in the 1960s is currently being discussed.