Show co-creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the ever popular musical television series Glee will come to an end at the close of Season 6. The confirmation came at a Paley Center event honoring FX Network on Wednesday, October 16.
Murphy shared with the audience at a Paley Center event that the death of actor Cory Monteith has forced him to come up with a new ending for the show. He shared, “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.” Despite having to adjust the original plans for the show’s end, Murphy said he felt the new ending is “very satisfactory” and still honors Cory Monteith.
Though television network Fox has not officially confirmed the news, Kevin Reilly, Fox’s president of entertainment shared with reporters in August that the series would likely come to an end after Season 6. In a statement Reilly shared,“I would not anticipate it goes on. Never say never, but there’s two very clear arcs to get to there and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there’s some breakout, who knows. But right now, it’s being treated as two seasons [and then done].”
One of the stars of Glee Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the show, told HuffPost Live in August that he was content with the show ending after Season 6 saying, “Where would you go after a sixth season? I think six is a really good number and it’s a good amount of time to spend with these characters.”