"I always knew how it would end... I knew what the last shot was – he was in it."- Ryan Murphy
When Fox announced that it had renewed Glee for a further two seasons, it was obvious to many that it meant the end of the show after season 6. Co-creator, Ryan Murphy has confirmed it.
He told RollingStone at the Paley Fest, that he knew what the final shot was going to be and that Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson before he died, was going to be in it. But now that has changed.
"The final year of the show. . . was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story," he told reporters, referring to the Rachel Berry character played by actress Lea Michele. "I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. 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, so we’re figuring that out now."Murphy added that he has a good idea on how to end the series and will be telling the studio and Fox soon and how they can end the show.
Glee had a tribute episode to Monteith's character where all the cast, except Diana Agron, who play Quinn Fabray, shot scenes and sang songs in his remembrance.
The fifth season of Glee premieres on Wednesday, 20 November on M-Net Series Showcase.