The big question mark at the end of Glee’s season 3 in 2012 kicked up a flurry of rumors. How would Glee remain the Glee we all knew and loved while still giving all the characters—some graduated, some still at McKinley—full character arcs? Hopeful online whisperings wanted to see Rachel Berry, the show’s true star, shine in her own spinoff, joined by those nearest and dearest to her. Ryan Murphy laid those rumors to rest and showed us in season 4 that he knows exactly what’s he’s doing.
But when one half of the show’s power couple tragically passed in July, we were left to wonder—where do we go from here? The showrunners, of course, had to answer the same question. After Glee was renewed for two more seasons, Ryan Murphy and Co. had wasted no time in planning out exactly how FOX’s musical sensation would come to a close.
“The whole [last] year of the show — which will be next year — was really designed around Rachel-Cory/Finn story. I always knew that. I always knew how it would end,” he told reporters last month. “I knew what the last shot was — he was in it. I knew what the last line was; she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do.”
And the crowds are chanting again … spin-OFF, spin-OFF …
But, as E! reported last week, it’s never been an option.
“There is Glee and Glee only,” a source who works on the show told them exclusively.
That doesn’t mean the show can’t continue to evolve much like it has over the past year. Sources told TVLine that the show might see a lot more of New York in the near future. Possibly only New York. Hmm …
What do you think, Gleeks? Would you watch “The Rachel Berry Show?” Or would you be sad to see the glee club in little ol’ Lima become a superfluous afterthought? Sound off in the comments!