Glee to end after Season 6 with final episode honoring Cory Monteith
The Fox’s musical Glee will end after the next series, show creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed.
Speaking at a media event in Los Angeles, Ryan Murphy said he had planned for the sixth season to revolve around the characters of Rachel and Finn.
However, following the death of actor Cory Monteith, who played Finn, in July, he was forced to create a new ending, TV Line reported.
Ryan Murphy added he had penned a new finale that would be in Cory Monteith’s honor.
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” Ryan Murphy said.
“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.”
Ryan Murphy said he planned to pitch his new ending for the show to US network Fox later this month.
“I think it’s very satisfactory and kind of in [Cory Monteith’s] honor, which I love,” he added.
The show said goodbye to the actor in a special tribute episode broadcast in the US last week.
In April this year, Fox renewed Glee for a fifth and sixth season as part of a two-season deal.
It had been hinted the sixth series could be the last, however it was not confirmed at the time.
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