Ryan Murphy Reveals His Plans For The End Of Glee Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.16.2014
It involves a time jump...
In an interview with E! News, Ryan Murphy revealed that he knows exactly how he plans to end Glee. Here are highlights:
On why the show moved to New York: "The big idea, the big plan, of what the series was going to be and how it was going to end was radically changed when Cory passed away. His character Finn was going to take over the Glee club and Rachel was going to be off in her New York adventures, but Cory passed away and part of the story, as we had imagined it, it didn't make sense anymore really, and it felt sad to be quite honest. And I think we collectively, Brad [Falchuk], Ian [Brennan] and myself, made a decision that the freshest thing to do would be a complete clean start. So we really accelerated all of those New York stories and I think that was the right choice, and I think it sort of gave the show a burst of new energy. It feels like a new show to me, and it's much more young adult than it's ever been, this week's episode being the perfect indication of that, but that's the plan, that's why we did it."
On what happens to the new kids at McKinley: "I think at some point before the show is concluded, we will definitely catch up with those characters again. We really loved all of those actors and I think they did a great service to the show, so I think at some point before we're done with next year's run, we'll see many of them again, and sort of find out where they are and check in with them and how being part of that glee club legacy affected their lives, as we do with our original characters."
On if the New York episodes are a preview of the final season: "They're really not. I mean the final season is really its own story and its own location and while the New York stuff will be alive, the final season is really not New York-centric at all, and you know, Brad is probably going to start talking about that come June. I think we want to have these episodes play out and then he's going to talk about that. But it really is a lovely, fitting season that really dwells on the original people that were on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season, but I'm not going to say more…but we'll revisit some of the new kids that came and went, and there's a return of the Jane [Lynch] and Matt [Morrison] characters in a big way. It's a really interesting, very sweet, satisfying ending to the story."