esterday a bombshell was dropped when ‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would be leaving the show after the next season.
The three will graduate from high school – and move on.
But the door isn’t closed on at least two of the original cast members.
Just as “Glee” fans began to contemplate a life without Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel, they may not end up having to say goodbye after all.
Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Corey Monteith (Finn) would be graduating from the hit musical dramedy at the end of the coming third season. And while that has some fans bummed, a new report reveals that creator Ryan Murphy has bigger plans for the first two stars.
RumorFix.com says that Michele and Colfer will star in a spinoff show that places their characters in New York, a thread that began pulling near the end of last season. In New York for Nationals, their characters snuck onto the stage of “Wicked” and sang one of the songs. The characters decided that, following their graduation, they’d move out to the city.
While not announcing the news himself, Murphy said in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he planned on focusing on that storyline during the upcoming third season.
“I’m much more interested in Lea’s character — not so much on her relationship with Finn, but more on what her dreams are beyond high school and how she plans on getting them,” he said.
I like the idea of them creating a new show around these characters. I would much rather see them in a whole new show, than try and pretend they’re forever seniors ala ’90210′. It will be interesting to see, that’s for sure!