"Glee" is preparing for its swan song, so Ryan Murphy says. According to the series creator, the upcoming sixth season of the musical drama series that will air next year will be the last for the show.
At a Paley Center event honoring FX Networks on Wednesday, October 16, Murphy told reporters that he had mapped the ending, but he had to adjust it in light of Cory Monteith's shocking passing. "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story," he revealed.
"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 now has come up with "a good idea." He said, "I'm going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory's unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love."
Murphy also shared that following Monteith's death, "it's hard every day" for them to work on the show. He added that after the October 10 episode ("The Quarterback") which paid tribute to the late actor, the next episode that is set to air November 7 would be "a little more traditional because [the tribute] episode was so hard on the cast."
In contrary to Murphy's statement that the show would end after the next season, multiple sources tell E! News that nothing has been decided regarding "Glee" fate. FOX has ordered the show through season 6 and has not decided whether it will go beyond that or not.