Cory Monteith’s shocking death didn’t just shake Hollywood, it shook the entire cast and crew of his hit TV show Glee and left many wondering how they were going to continue on without him. Ryan Murphy made the announcement that Glee will say goodbye at the end of season six.
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around [Lea Michele’s character] Rachel and [Cory’s character] Finn’s story. I always knew that. I always knew how it would end,” Ryan said. “I knew what the last show was, [Finn] 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 it out.”
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It was just a week ago that Cory’s much-talked about tribute episode aired and according to Ryan, the show will be honoring him one more time during the show’s run. After saying it was a “good idea” to end the show now, the series finale is “kind of in [Cory’s] honor, which I love.”
Cory passed away from a drug overdose back in July, just a few weeks before season five was scheduled to begin shooting. Ryan and the rest of the Glee writers had to rush to figure out how they were going to say goodbye to Finn during a difficult time of mourning a friend. The cast is currently on hiatus following Cory’s tribute episode last week.
What do you think about Glee coming to an end after season six?