- Published on Thursday, 14 July 2011 08:54
Series regulars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will not be returning for the fourth season of Fox’s hit musical TV show Glee. In an attempt to keep things realistic, show execs decided that the three stars’ characters should graduate, as expected, at the end of Season 3.
“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,” series co-creator Ryan Murphy recently said.
Murphy also revealed that Season 3 would focus a lot on the gang’s plans for their future post-graduation and that “more characters are leaving than are staying.” Who gets to graduate and who stays will be revealed in the next season premiere.
“We’ve never done anything by the book,” he said. “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.”
Glee Season 3 premieres September 20. (Photo via Poptimal)