It’s been a tough couple of months for the hit FOX show Glee, but the show seems to be rebounding as best it can in the wake of star Cory Monteith’s death. The show must go on is the saying but series creator Ryan Murphy notes it won’t go on forever. According to Variety, Murphy is planning on ending the series after next year’s batch of episodes air.
Here’s what Murphy said about ending Glee after next season, per Variety:
“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.”
Murphy made the comments last night at an FX event and stated that he doesn’t see the show going past six seasons. It’s not hard to believe that Murphy is interested in ending the show while he’s still ahead, as it’s a strategy quickly catching on with television executives who don’t want to see their shows out live their welcome.
There’s also the fact that Murphy is moving more into movies and has his hit FX series American Horror Story to balance with Glee, something that has likely contributed to the decision. The death of Cory Monteith also has affected Murphy greatly, as he admitted he needs to now come up with an new ending to the show.
Still, fans of Glee will still have the rest of this season and all of next season to enjoy the characters they’ve fallen in love with.