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Glee alum Chris Colfer has created TV comeback vehicle for himself

Glee alum Chris Colfer has created TV comeback vehicle for himself

Chris Colfer played Kurt Hummel on Glee.

Chris Colfer is taking it upon himself to craft his own TV comeback.

The out actor and author has teamed with Sonar Entertainment to develop a pilot for the sci-fi drama Indigo that he would write, direct and star in.

‘Very excited for this! Fingers crossed,’ Colfer wrote on Instagram Friday (17 February).

Indigo would be a far cry from Colfer’s Emmy-nominated role of gay high school student Kurt Hummel on Glee.

Indigo explores the mysterious world of Indigo children — those who are misdiagnosed but wildly believed to possess extraordinary paranormal abilities — and the dark forces working to exploit their powers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The pilot will be shopped to broadcast, cable, premium and streaming services.

While an unknown when he began on Glee, Colfer wasted no time in beginning to create his own projects during the show’s six season run.

He wrote the book Struck by Lightning which was adapted into a feature film that he wrote, starred in and produced.

Colfer is also author of the New York Times best-selling children’s series The Land of Stories which has been translated into 20 languages.

Just 26, Colfer won three consecutive People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor. In 2011, he won the Golden Globe Award for supporting actor in a TV show and was named to Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People.

Last year, Colfer had a supporting role in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.