There is more Glee drama off-screen than on-screen.
So here’s the deal. Glee creator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Cory Monteith (Finn) would not be returning after season three ended as their characters would have reached the end of their senior year of high school.
Now, Glee’s co-creator and exec producer Brad Falchuk is saying the exact opposite. While at Comic-Con Falchuk said that those three would not be leaving the show after the 3rd season. “It was never our plan or our intention to let them go. They are not done with the show after this season.”
Gah, so much drama. Actually, Glee writers should take note how real drama goes down and maybe they can write an episode that is about something other than “going to singing competitions” or “bonding over our differences.”
Ryan Murphy is kind of a diva, but it seems like Falchuk is right. EW confirmed that all of the Glee actors have traditional seven-year contracts so why would you dump the shows stars just because their characters turn 18?
If Glee got rid of their holy trio all they would have left are the cheerleaders and the cripple kid. Boring.
Falchuk continues, “Because they’re graduating doesn’t mean they’re leaving the show. If you have Lea Michele under contract, you don’t say, ‘We’re gonna let you go.’”
So if they are staying on the show even after their characters graduate I wonder what roles their characters are going to play during season 4? I can imagine Finn buying a giant white van and circling the campus all day reliving his glory days.