The TV musical Glee will end after its sixth season, creator Ryan Murphy has announced.
The writer says the next series of the show will be the last. He’s revealed that he had already penned the final scenes, which would’ve featured Lea Michele and Cory Monteith ? who were a couple in real life ? playing lovers Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson.
However, after Cory's sad death in July from a heroin and alcohol overdose, Ryan is having to rethink the final series.
Speaking at the Paley Centre in Los Angeles at an event honouring the FX Network this week (Thursday 17.10.13), Ryan said: "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story.
"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."
Like others associated with Glee, Ryan is still in shock over Cory's death aged just 31 and says he's yet to come up with a new storyline for the final run.
The 47-year-old screenwriter said: "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."
A special episode of Glee, titled The Quarterback, was aired in tribute to Cory and his character on October 10 with 7,4 million viewers tuning in. It included a tear-jerking rendition of Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love, performed by Lea. Share your thoughts: