Ryan Murphy recently took part in a very exclusive Glee Q&A with select media outlets. TVLine was part of that Q&A and reported on Ryan Murphy’s answers to some of the biggest questions surrounding the sixth and final season of Glee
Ryan was asked about the decision to end the high school aspect of Glee and he admitted that a large part of his decision was based around the death of star Cory Monteith:
“I’ve spoken about it before, but the big plan of what the series was going to be and how it was going to end was radically changed when Cory [Monteith] passed away. Finn was going to sort of take over the glee club and Rachel was going to be off having her New York adventures. When Cory passed away, part of the story as we had imagined it didn’t make sense anymore, really. It felt sad, to be quite honest. We collectively – Brad, Ian and myself — made a decision that the freshest thing to do was a complete, clean start. We accelerated all those New York stories, and I think that was the right choice. I think that gave the show a burst of new energy. It feels like a new show to me in that it’s much more young-adult than it’s ever been.”
He also spoke about the future of the high school students who hadn’t yet graduated:
“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 they did a great service to the show. So I think at some point, before we’re done, we’ll see many of them again and find out where they are and check in with them and see how being a part of that glee club legacy affected their lives, as we do with our original characters.”
Ryan was asked about how he envisions the final scene of the series and revealed that his idea involves Rachel and Mr. Schue:
“Yes, we do have a final idea that we’re working on that I think is very powerful and moving. It’s 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.”
It’s interesting now to know that Ryan has a big time jump planned for season 6. But, what exactly does that mean for the show?
“We are going to do a time jump. And my feeling about the last season of Glee is very clear, and that is that we have, or we will be, reaching out to all the regulars on the show — the original group of glee club members and teachers, and anyone who wants to come back. Anyone who wants to be a part of the show, we welcome them.”
Of course, this is only a taste of all the amazing details that TVLine was able to get from Ryan Murphy. You can head over there now to read the full Q&A.