Hopefully they'll return in a spin-off or something!
Last month, Ryan Murphy spoke about season three of Glee, and it was sounding as though it would be the last season for those whose characters will be graduating.
Now, the series creator has confirmed that Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith will not return for the show's fourth season! Sad!
"You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year."
"We’ve never done anything by the book. We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top."
"We already made the decision before the new writers came in, but everybody likes where we’re taking it and what we’re writing toward."
MINOR SPOILER ALERT: Here's Ryan on his plans for Lea in season three:
"I’m much more interested in Lea’s character — not so much on her relationship with Finn, but more on what her dreams are beyond high school and how she plans on getting them. That’s what my senior year was about."
As disappointing as it will be to see these characters go, we totally respect and appreciate what Ryan's trying to do here. It would be pret-ty lame if they tried to figure out ways to keep everyone around, even though they're graduating.
Plus, we have no doubt we'll be seeing PLENTY more of Lea, Chris, and Cory! We just hope they'll be back, in one way or another.
What do U think?? Will U be sad to say goodbye to Rachel, Finn, and Kurt?
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