Showrunner and creator Ryan Murphy gave us a few hints as to what we can expect, but now Fox is giving us more definitive answers. Apparently the show will actually deal with Cory’s drug past.
FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters, “The third episode will write Finn out of the show. That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory’s passing and the drug abuse in particular.”
Still, that’s not all they’ve got planned. Reilly also revealed that Ryan and the cast of the show would be getting together to shoot a series of PSA where they will “speak directly with the audience.”
I can’t even imagine how difficult something like this is going to be for the entire cast and crew, particularly Cory’s on-and-off screen lady, Lea Michele. Still, you know they wouldn’t proceed with actually writing in the real nature of Cory’s death without everyone on board.
As for the actual future of Gleeitself, Reilly had some words on that, too. “I would not anticipate it going beyond two more seasons. Look, never say never, but there’s two very clear arcs to get to the end and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there’s some breakout in life, who knows? But right now we’re just thinking about two more seasons.”
Alright, does everyone have their tissues ready for episode 3? And make sure to buy the songs from that episode, as the proceeds will go to a fund started in Cory’s name. Think this is a wise move on the part of Glee and FOX? Sound off in the comments.