Details on the Final Season of “Glee”

Fans of Glee are aware that the focus has shifted in the most recent episodes of the show. Not only are we in a new location, several beloved characters are currently not part of the storyline. However, creator Ryan Murphy recently revealed some interesting details about the upcoming final season.

In an press call with TV Line, Murphy explained: “The final season is its own story in its own location; it is not New York-centric at all.”

He also revealed: “It really is a lovely, fitting season that dwells on the original people on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season. We’ll revisit some of the new kids that came and went, there’s a return of the (Sue Sylvester) and (Will Schuester) in a big way.” 

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According to Deadline, the final season will include a total of 24 episodes, two of which are left over from season five. After the unexpected and tragic passing of Cory Monteith, the creators’ decided to cut two episodes from the current season. The original plans for the final season, and big final scene, also had to change after Monteith’s passing. 

Murphy talked about what has changed for the final scene saying it “is about Rachel and Mr. Schue, and it returns them to their origins, their roots, how they felt about each other when they were much younger and everything was idyllic. I think the ending has to be a reflection and a celebration of how far all those characters have come.”

Read the full interview on TV Line! What do you think of this news? How do you think this new scene is going to play out? Do you think this is a good alternative that will make fans happy?

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(Photo via TV Line)

Sources: TV Line and Deadline

“Entertainment Weekly” interviews the new “Glee” Costume Designer

Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with the Glee‘s new head costume designer, Elizabeth Martucci, and asked her some questions about Kurt and Rachel’s looks for this season. Martucci has now taken over the wardrobe department after assisting Lou Eyrich, the previous wardrobe head, for two years. And Eyrich had to leave Glee as she is know costuming the cast of American Horror Story.

This is what Martucci had to say when Entertainment Weekly talked to her about costuming the Glee cast for Season Four:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did Lea Michele and Chris Colfer have input on how their character’s style would change once they moved to New York City?

ELIZABETH MARTUCCI: I always enjoy hearing the actors’ thoughts, it’s a collaboration. I’ve been with the show since the second season, so we’re not starting fresh. We have relationships and there’s already trust there.

EW: One of the things that doesn’t appear to have changed is that Rachel still loves a signature necklace.

MARTUCCI: Rachel has an iconic necklace each season — we’ve been using necklaces from jewelry designer Ryan Ryan since the second season — in the past we’ve done an ‘R,’ ‘Finn,’ a star and an apple. Lea and I were discussing where the storyline was going and she hit on Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘Carrie’ nameplate from Sex and the City. We made a version of that for Rachel, it’s a fun character piece for her move to New York City.

EW: Kurt was already wearing McQueen and Gucci back in Lima, what does he wear to the offices of Vogue?

MARTUCCI: Kurt has always been fashion-forward, but his Vogue [internship] is something we can really have fun with. We dressed him in Balenciaga, Hugo Boss and Dior and also brought back pieces like his hippo brooch to remind him of where he’s come from. These Paul Smith pants have a shark tooth print on them. When he’s at Vogue, he’s swimming with the sharks.

EW: Unlike Kurt, Rachel isn’t into contemporary style. How does her retro look change?

MARTUCCI: At the beginning of season 4, we see an updated version of Rachel’s classic season 1 style. A little bit of East coast prep with the berets and knee socks and other fun elements. Part way through the season, she gets some help and her style really starts to shift.

EW: Who’s the good samaritan that helps Rachel update her wardrobe?

MARTUCCI: When Kurt gets his internship at Vogue, he has a style intervention for Rachel. That’s when she really embraces New York City and her new life as a young adult. Her outfits become more sophisticated and body-conscious. Once she makes the transition, you’ll see her wearing edgier clothes from lines like Trina Turk, Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang.

EW: Other than the script, what inspired Kurt and Rachel’s new looks?

MARTUCCI: Little things can inspire a great costume, so I keep my eyes open everywhere I go. I haven’t been to Fashion Week in a while because the hours and the pace of [working on Glee] are so demanding, but I definitely watch the shows online. I also follow fashion blogs like The Sartorialist to keep me current.

EW; Does staying current mean that you get to shop a lot?

MARTUCCI: We shop a lot. Department stores like Barneys, costume houses, vintage shops like Decades and The Way We Wore, we run all over town. For special scenes, we’ll borrow gowns from designer showrooms, but for the most part we make or buy everything.

EW: What’s one style rule men could learn from Kurt?

MARTUCCI: Kurt is more sophisticated than in previous seasons. He’s starting to grow up and trying to find his place in the fast-paced fashion world. Fit makes such a difference in clothing, so having the time to fit and tailor it properly really sells the clothing and makes [the wearer] look great.

EW: People say that New Yorkers wear too much black. Will Rachel’s new wardrobe be less colorful? 

MARTUCCI:With a transition to a big city it’s natural for an artist to assimilate into their surroundings. Rachel has been dreaming about living in New York her whole life, so she’s bringing her fashion A-game.”

Here are some exclusive images of both Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) and Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) in their new looks:

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Also click this link to watch Kate Hudson’s performance of “Americano”/”Dance Again,” which will be in the season premiere this Thursday, September 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tquvDavHKAw

What do you think of Kurt and Rachel’s new looks? What did you think of this interview? Are you looking forward to the Season Four premiere? What did you think of Kate Hudson’s performance?

Source: http://popstyle.ew.com/2012/08/30/glee-gets-a-new-costume-designer-rachel-and-kurt-get-new-looks-for-season-4/

“Glee” – New Season Four Scoop Revealed at Comic-Con

For all of us “Gleeks” out there, we already know that in season four Rachel (Lea Michele) is going to begin her journey in New York, Kurt (Chris Colfer) will possibly be joining Rachel in New York, and  will be seeing Finn (Cory Monteith) in the U.S. Army. However, cast members Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss (Blaine), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Naya Rivera (Santana), and executive producers Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante Diloreto revealed some new information while on the Glee Comic-Con panel in San Diego.

Here is what was talked about on the Glee panel according to an article from Entertainment Weekly:

“The next Britney Spears tribute will be the second episode of the season and feature Heather Morris heavily. The episode will also explore Rachel’s transition to New York. Fresh off her breakup with Finn, Ms. Berry will find herself as a big fish in a really, really big pond in New York City. Kate Hudson will play her negative-reinforcement-loving dance teacher.

The series regulars in season 3 will be back “in some capacity” for season 4, says Falchuk. Not every episode, though — the cast is too big to accommodate everyone on each episode. Chord Overstreet — recurring in season 3 — isn’t locked in to return as a season 4 series regular… yet. Producers are hopeful that a deal will come through, though. They feel the same way about Sam and Alex, contestants of The Glee Project, neither of whom are officially signed on for the new season.

Glee favorites will find themselves all over the place. Santana is cheerleading at the University of Louisville, Finn is prepping to join the army (which led the crowd to plead for Monteith not to shave his head), and Kurt is still in Lima, stuck in a bit of a rut. Will and Emma aren’t married yet, but they are living together, happily engaged, and “doing dirty things.”

We’ll be meeting Puck’s little brother this season, and if producer Ian Brennan has his way, Artie’s parents as well. While they haven’t been written into the show yet, he says he’s always dreamed of Artie’s mother being an obsessive hoarder. Kevin McHale says that if the character ever makes the show, he’d love to see Katey Sagal play his mom and Harry Connick Jr. play his dad.”

What do you think of these new ideas? Are you looking forward to season four? Do you think the show will become too chaotic following all of these different characters? Let me know in the comments below!

Source: http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/07/14/glee-comic-con-panel/

The Music of “Glee” – the Graduation Album

Once again – for those of you who love Glee, you probably already are aware or will be happy to know that the The Graduation Album has been available on iTunes since May 14, 2012. It includes songs from a few of the recent episodes and songs from the finale.

The songs on the album are:

  1. We Are Young
  2. Edge of Glory
  3. I Won’t Give Up
  4. We Are the Champions
  5. School’s Out
  6. I Was Here
  7. I’ll Remember
  8. You Get What You Give
  9. Not the End
  10. Roots Before Branches
  11. Glory Days
  12. Forever Young
  13. Good Riddance

What song(s) are you most excited about on this album? What song(s) are you most excited to see performed?! 🙂

Album cover for Glee-The Music-The Graduation Album.