Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy just dropped a bombshell on Gleeks, announcing that next season will be the series’ last. Speaking at a conference Wednesday night (October 16) honoring FX, Murphy said his FOX show will end after its sixth season in 2014. While the death of the show’s co-star Cory Monteith has forced Murphy to scramble for a new ending, he indicated that season six was already the endpoint he had in mind.
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end,” Murphy told TV Line. ”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.”
Last week’s episode was an emotional tribute to Monteith and his character, and it appears the series finale will also honor Monteith. “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory,” Murphy said. “And kind of in his honor, which I love.”