Blake Jenner Joins Cast of Netflix Drama What/If

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What/If has found its male lead!

Glee grad, Blake Jenner has joined the cast of the series and will star alongside Renée Zellweger and Jane Levy. 

The series focuses on the ripple effect of what happens when good people start doing things that are not good. 

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Jenner is attached to star as Sean. 

The series comes from Revenge creator Mike Kelley, and it will take the form of an anthology series. 

According to Deadline, the first season will center on two struggling newlyweds "who accept a powerful woman’s (Zellweger) ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall."

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What's more, all the actors have one-year deals, meaning it's likely that instead of playing new characters each season, it will be fresh cast. 

Jenner shot to fame thanks to his appearance on The Glee Project, a reality series companion to the Fox comedy series. 

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He was the victor of one of the second season and won a seven-episode arc on Glee Season 4

However, he was promoted to series regular for Glee Season 5 and remained with the series until its final season in 2015. 

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He went on to appear on Supergirl opposite then-wife Melissa Benoist and has starred in The Edge of Seventeen, and American Animals. 

Netflix has yet to announce when the series will launch, but considering it is starting production in Los Angeles next month; we think it's fair to assume it will be a mid-2019 launch. 

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As always, we'll keep you up to speed on any of the details on the premiere when Netflix reveals it. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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