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Coming to 'Glee': Justin Timberlake and Leona Lewis

June 17, 2010 (7:49 am) GMT
Although the status of these two's casting is still a rumor, co-creator of the acclaimed series will not confirm or deny it.

When "" co-creator Ian Brennan said that for the next season they are "bringing in several new awesome characters", he may possibly be talking about and . These two crooners reportedly are tapped to make a cameo appearance in the second season although FOX has not yet confirmed it.

Timberlake, which has been in the show's wish list for so long, allegedly will play a character instead of himself. Due to his resemblance to the show's star , Timberlake is touted to play his younger brother. The producers have once successfully convinced to play 's mom because of their resemblance.

"There is more than a little resemblance between Justin and Matthew Morrison who plays Mr Schuester, so the plan to bring Justin in for a cameo as his younger brother is a very popular idea. They are just trying to work it all out at the moment," a source of Absolute Now claimed.

"The cast members are very excited about the prospect of working with him - especially Lea Michele, so it has everybody's seal of approval. They just need to work it all out now. The idea is that he will be a substitute teacher and join the glee club for a week," the insider added.

Meanwhile, little is known about Lewis' role in the series. The British singer's casting was first reported by Mirror.co.uk, but Brennan said "no comment" with a smile when The Globe and Mail asked about it. He noted that "Glee" received a lot of requests from celebrities who want to be in the show but they can't all be accommodated. "You don't want it to be 'The Love Boat'," he said.

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