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.”
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?
Fans of the hit Fox show, Glee, are no doubt getting excited and counting down the remaining days until season five premieres. Most fans also know that the two-part season premiere is going to be completely dedicated to The Beatles and their music.
To help promote this highly awaited premiere event, Fox has re-created two of the most iconic Beatles album covers with Glee cast members. Entertainment Weekly exclusively shared images of these two covers for fans to see.
Above is the first image, which is a recreation of the extremely iconic Abbey Road photo and features Blaine (Darren Criss), Sam (Chord Overstreet), Artie (Kevin McHale), and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz). In the second image, Santana (Naya Rivera), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison), and Marley (Melissa Benoist) are recreating the Beatles’ Let It Be cover.
What do you think of these images? Are you excited for the new season? Remember, the first part of the two-part season premiere is on this Thursday, September 26!
Entertainment Weekly recently shared an exclusive new photo from the season five premiere episode of Glee. At the end of last season, it was teased that Blaine could potentially propose to Kurt and the last few seconds of the episode ended on a cliffhanger and left fans wanting more.
This adorable new photo features Chris Colfer and Darren Criss as their characters Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson in the midst of a student crowd. Despite that this photo seems like it may be revealing the big proposal, Criss explained to Entertainment Weekly that it is not the moment most fans are hoping for. In a recent interview, the actor did tease: “There’s definitely going to be an answer to what Blaine is going to do within the first two episodes.”
As most fans know, the season premiere is going to be divided into two parts and is a major tribute to The Beatles. Here is what the set list for the two-episode tribute includes:
Will you be watching the season premiere on September 26, 2013? Are you hoping that Blaine and Kurt do get engaged? Which Beatles song are you looking forward to hearing performed?
With the tragic and sudden passing of Glee star Cory Monteith, the production team is not only going to be grieving the loss, but they must set a course of action for production.
A Fox executive told The Wrap that they are unsure if production will begin in late July as scheduled or if it will be pushed back to a later date. Season five of the hit show was supposed to premiere on September 19, but that may also have to be pushed back until a later date.
Executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and 20th Century chief executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman, must now find a way to carefully weave in a sudden absence for Monteith’s lead character Finn Hudson.
Now that his character Finn has graduated from high school and is attending the University of Lima, it may be easier for the writers and producers to find a way to explain an unexpected absence. Of course, we will just have to wait until the show airs again in the fall to find out how the showrunners will handle it, but rest assured that it will be handled tastefully.
I would just like to take a moment to send my condolences to Cory Monteith’s friends, family, his girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele, fans, and all of the cast and crew involved in Glee who are mourning the loss of this talented young man. It is so unfortunate when the world loses such a bright star like Mr. Monteith. I am personally a fan of the show and am absolutely devastated by this loss. May he rest in peace.
As most Glee fans are aware, several new characters were introduced into the show last season. A lot of fans have mixed feelings about these new characters, but it is clear Ryan Murphy and his team at Fox know what they want to do with these new characters.
Actors Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder), and Alex Newell (Wade or “Unique”) have all been promoted to series regulars and their roles will become more important when season five begins in September.
However, with these promotions, actors Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum Jr (Mike) have been downgraded to guest stars for next season.
What do you think of these cast changes? Who is your favorite Glee character? Are you interested in seeing how these changes will effect season five?
Entertainment Weekly has revealed an exclusive poster for comedian Kristen Wiig’s next film, Girl Most Likely. This film is a darker comedy that was directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Plus, the film also stars Annette Bening, Christopher Fitzgerald, Darren Criss, and Matt Dillon.
If you have not seen the first trailer yet, be sure to watch it here. An official synopsis for Girl Most Likely (via IMDbPro), gives us a strong idea of the characters in the film:
Imogene (Wiig) is a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she’s forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother (Bening and Fitzgerald). Adding further insult to injury, there’s a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom (Criss) and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother’s bed (Dillon). Through it all, Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept both her family and her Jersey roots if she’s ever going to be stable enough to get the hell away from them.
Wiig also executive produced Girl Most Likely, which is hitting theaters July 19, 2013. What do you think of this new poster? What do you think of the cast involved in this project? Will you be seeing this movie when it is released in theaters?
Fans of the Glee character, Artie Abrams (played by Kevin McHale), will be interested to know that we will be getting to see more of his life at home near the end of this season.
Ryan Murphy recently announced, via Twitter, that Sons of Anarchy actress, Katey Sagal will be playing Artie’s mom later on this season. In a tweet, Murphy shared: “So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee! There is nothing this woman can’t do!”
Sagal will join the show near the end of the season in Episode No. 421, which is entitled “Wonder-ful.” The cast and songs performed in this episode will pay homage to Stevie Wonder.
The casting directors and Murphy may have listened to McHale’s wishes because last year, during a Comic-Con panel, he said that Sagal is his dream mom and he would love to have her join the show as a guest-star. Plus, she does have a singing and song-writing background so she may be a good fit for the part.
What do you think of this casting choice? Do you think Sagal is the right fit to play Artie’s mom? Do you think she will have a chance to perform a song? Who is your favorite character on Glee?