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.
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.
With the passing of Cory Monteith, there was word that ‘Glee‘ might be delayed a month to figure out how to deal with the character's absence, and how to work with the two scripts that were already written for Season 5. Originally scheduled to begin showing on September 19, the Season 5 premiere has been pushed back a week to September 26.
Though the future of the FOX musical dramedy 'Glee' remains up in the air after the tragic death of series star Cory Monteith, it seems the franchise has suffered yet another setback. Oxygen tie-in series 'The Glee Project' has officially been denied a third season, though the reasoning has nothing to do with Monteith's recent passing.
The entertainment community and 'Glee' fans around the world remain in shock at the recent death of actor/singer Cory Monteith, whose autopsy results will reportedly emerge today after the 31 year-old FOX star was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. Production has not yet determined how the musical series will proceed without one of its main stars, but one source says production will be delayed a month, pushing the 'Glee' season 5 premiere to November.
It will be some time before the full truth of 'Glee' star Cory Monteith's untimely death this weekend comes to light, but the conversation will soon turn to talk of 'Glee' season 5 production, which had been scheduled to begin next week. It remains to be seen how the cast and creative team will approach the tricky subject of Finn Hudson's absence, given the first two episodes of season 5 were written to reincorporate the actor into the show.