‘Glee’ Finale: The Most Expensive ‘Glee’ Ever!

Everyday Glee’s following grows and apparently so does their budget. For the upcoming finale that will air May 24th, the cast and crew flew across the country to none other than New York City. The city where if you make it there, you can make it anywhere should make for an excellent setting to close out an impressive season. With Chris Colfer (pictured above), Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, the New York City setting should be the ultimate blowout. The cost for such a maneuver? SIX MILLION DOLLARS. 

“When you’re bringing 40 people from Los Angeles to New York, you’re putting them up, you’re paying for car services every day to multiple locations around the city, you have to hire extra police officers to police the location shoots because they’re shooting in really crowded, busy places. … So it’s a big, big endeavor and it’s very expensive.” Marisa Guthrie of The Hollywood Reporter tells ET.

While filming might have been a bear after the cast and crew uprooting, add to that the crowds of fans who gathered at the filmings throughout the city. With song titles like “New York, New York” and “I Love New York,” the already fantastical setting the show creates is sure to explode off the screen.

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‘”They’re going out, second season, with a bang,” concludes Guthrie, who adds that the finale episode will have a big cliffhanger. “They wanted to do something different. It’s their first big location shoot. Obviously it’s coming back for a third season. I don’t think it’s a big risk to really kind of break the bank on a finale.”‘ Until then, here are some photos of the guys to tide you over!