Ryan Murphy finally speaks up after his statement about Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith leaving "Glee" at the end of season 3 was amended by fellow executive producer Brad Falchuk. Murphy reveals that when he said so, they were planning to make a spin-off starring the three actors.
"When I did that interview, what was happening was we were asked to investigate doing a spin-off and it was a spin-off specifically for three of them, Chris, Cory and Lea," the "Glee" creator says in an interview with Deadline. He even had discussed the project with the three stars who showed interest.
The spin-off would be set in New York with The Juilliard School being considered to be used as a backdrop, but some of the actors were not thrilled about moving to another city. However, the project is now put on hold after report that the "Glee" stars found out they were fired from Twitter made headlines.
"All of us, the studio, the network, were like, 'OK, that isn't exactly cool', because we involved all three of them in that decision. So then what happened is that we decided, 'OK, let's not do it'," Murphy recalls. While he does not completely rule out the spin-off, the "Nip/Tuck" creator insists that he is currently not working on it and the team is focusing on season 3 of "Glee".
Responding to report of Lea, Chris and Cory's exit, Falchuk later told people at the Comic-Con that they are not going to leave the show even when their characters graduate in the third season. Offering an explanation to this, Murphy says, "Those actors have a contract for seven years. So just because they're graduating and so many of them are beloved, if they don't go to New York, maybe they'll do something else. We haven't even thought of that."