'Glee' season 5 has very much been giving off sunshine and rainbows for its inaugural two episodes of the season, dual-parted Beatles tribute "Love, Love, Love" and "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds," leading us to wonder how promotion will handle the third episode memorial to Cory Monteith after the September 26 premiere. Now, the first synopsis for "The Quarterback" tribute episode has arrived, giving us our first look at how 'Glee' says a very real goodbye.
After weeks of skirting promos and press releases, 'Glee' season 5 has opened up for a full trailer of its forthcoming September 26 premiere "Love, Love, Love," chock full of Beatles tribute numbers, and little else. The gang is all smiles and songs in the first real run of footage from season 5, but how long until the bottom drops out?
It remains unclear exactly what (new) direction 'Glee' season 5 will take after its first three episodes, though we at least know the long-running FOX musical dramedy will maintain its light heart through the first two episodes of the coming run, paying tribute to The Beatles! The full songlists for premiere episode "Love, Love, Love" and "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds" has arrived, along with a spoilery synopsis of the story to come!
For as much as we knew 'Glee' season 5 to be affected by actor Cory Monteith's death, airing two episodes and a tribute before pausing production to retool the series, we were surprised to hear such series stars as Heather Morris and Dianna Agron being left out of the Monteith tribute episode. And while the franchise remains a bit up in the air, Agron's absence may extend much further than "The Quarterback" farewell to Finn.
As we mentioned with the first 'Glee' season 5 promos, the cast and crew of FOX's megahit musical drama find themselves in the awful position of promoting a new season that we know to feature a difficult memorial episode only three hours in, before a brief hiatus to to retool the show. And while the latest round of 'Glee' promos play up The Beatles over Cory Monteith's death, what new details have emerged of Monteith's memorial episode "The Quarterback?"
The cast and crew of FOX musical dramedy 'Glee' have been put in a horrible position by actor Cory Monteith's death, one we recently learned to be more subtly dealt with in the coming season 5. You'd never know it by the first official teaser trailer for 'Glee' season 5, as something (or someone) seems entirely absent from the otherwise cheerful footage.
Even with the initial sting of 'Glee' star Cory Monteith's death behind us, fans of the long-running FOX musical dramedy have been waiting to learn how series creator Ryan Murphy would address the tragedy within the series, whether or not to kill Monteith's character Finn Hudson off, and whether to incorporate drugs into the story. Now, Murphy has opened up to reveal how Finn will exit the drama in season 5, and how the cast pays tribute within.
'Glee' has officially resumed production on its fifth and potentially penultimate season, though only three episodes will shoot before a brief hiatus to retool following series star Cory Monteith's death. The first look at the new season has arrived from Lea Michele herself, while Adam Lambert's upcoming arc has finally been revealed as well.
Earlier today we heard from FOX chairman Kevin Reilly how 'Glee' would handle the death of actor Cory Monteith in its upcoming fifth season, but it seems the real bombshell didn't drop until after Reilly's TCA press tour presentation. We've known that 'Glee' had already been renewed for seasons 5 and 6, but will FOX definitively end the series in 2015?
While we had known that 'Glee''s upcoming fifth season would address actor Cory Monteith's death and Finn's exit from the series by its third episode, we're now learning that the character's death may not mirror Monteith's real-life overdose. That said, the series will shoot several drug-related public service announcements for the episode, and donate proceeds from the music to a charity for Cory Monteith.