Hold up, Gleeks! E! Online just reported yesterday that, while showrunner Ryan Murphy has talked plans of a series ending, it “isn’t set in stone” that Glee will end at season 6.
Ryan Murphy seemed to officially confirm the end of Glee after season six, telling TVLine, “The final year of the show, which will be next year…”
However, E! News can report that nothing has been decided regarding Glee’s fate.
While it is likely that Glee will end after season six—something Fox boss Kevin Reilly pointed out in August—multiple sources from the show, studio and network tell E! News that Glee’s end date has not been decided, and it’s possible the show could live on.
The network currently has an order through season six, and the studio and network will decide at a later date if Glee goes into year seven and beyond.
“The final year of the show, which will be next year [season 6], was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” [Ryan] told reporters. “I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.
“I have a good idea,” Murphy added. “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”
Got to feel for Ryan on this one – and not just Ryan either, since as far as fandom goes, Finchel fans have suffered the brunt of Cory’s death this year.
What are your feelings/opinions about Glee ending after season 6, and do you think the original ending Ryan’s alluding to has anything to do with Rachel Berry’s dream ending from episode 3, “The Quarterback”?
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