Glee to end after sixth season
Story by Jack Foley
HIT TV High School musical Glee is to end after its sixth season.
Speaking at a TV event in LA, creator Ryan Murphy said he had planned for the sixth season to revolve around the characters of Rachel and Finn. But the death of lead actor Cory Monteith, who played Finn, earlier this year had forced him to rethink the conclusion.
A new finale has now been devised that will honour Monteith.
TV Line reports Murphy as saying: “The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. 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.”
The show has already said goodbye to Monteith in a special tribute episode that was broadcast in the US last week. It will air on Sky 1 in the UK shortly.
Glee is currently airing its fifth season.
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