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Graduating cast members and a potential spin-off show: Would you watch Glee in NYC?

August 17, 2011

New YorkThe biggest Glee news as of late has been all about the show’s big stars and who’s staying and who’s leaving. While news outlets were originally reporting that Rachel, Finn and Kurt would all be graduating at the end of season 3, and that their actors, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would all be out of their jobs, it seems that story wasn’t quite the full truth.

It turns out that executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk were actually planning to create a spin-off series featuring the adventures of these three characters as college students in New York City. Now that the news of the potential spin-off series has gotten out, however, Murphy has stopped all work on the new show. Here’s what Murphy told Deadline about the current status of the spin-off show:

We were actively talking to actors, we were actively writing, we were actively getting ready to pitch. OK, here’s the three actors, and they want to do it, so here’s the story for them. Now that that has collapsed. We’re not talking about it, we’re not pitching it. We’re not doing anything for the next several months except for this third season. I would prefer and I know Brad [Falchuk] would prefer and I think the actors will prefer to roll up our sleeves and do a really good season and if there is a spin-off, talk about it in April. Could we do a spin-off? To be quite honest with you, maybe. Some of the actors that we discussed doing spin-offs do not want to do a spin-off. It’s hard to do a spin-off on a show where an actor says no. And if there’s no spin-off, then we’ll announce that there’s not. But as of now, I can tell you I’m not working on it.

So, gleeks, what do you think about the possibility of a spin-off show featuring some members of New Directions in the Big Apple? Would you watch it? Why or why not? Personally, I’m not sure that a spin-off in New York would be as interesting as it is to watch the students at McKinley High. I’d rather leave the rest of Rachel’s, Finn’s and Kurt’s life stories to be left to the imagination. But what do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. August 17, 2011 4:19 pm

    It really depends on how this season unfolds.

    • August 17, 2011 4:24 pm

      That’s fair, Sarah! What do you think would need to happen in season 3 for a spin-off to work for you?

  2. August 18, 2011 2:45 pm

    I don’t know yet – Foremost, I want to enjoy the show, and make up my mind in the spring. I’m not going into the season with specific expectations because I think it will help me enjoy the show more. http://mugforthought.blogspot.com/2011/08/guide-to-glee-senior-year.html

    In general – I want the friendships we saw developing from Original Song – New York to continue through the season, and for Finn and Rachel to end the season together. I’d be willing to leave what happens after they graduate to interpretation, if it’s implied they all stay in touch. How about you?

    • August 18, 2011 10:43 pm

      That makes sense! I think that going into the season without any big expectations is a really great idea. That’s something that’s surprisingly hard to do with Glee, I think, because there are so many characters and storylines to get wrapped up in. I hope you end up enjoying the season! Even though you won’t be blogging about it as much, I hope you’ll still follow along with me and share your thoughts in the comments throughout the season!

  3. August 19, 2011 9:16 am

    Oh, you can’t keep me from talking about Glee! I’ll definitely still be on Twitter and Tumblr talking about the episodes. I’ve just found my strengths as a writer/critic are better suited for analyzing groups of episodes. Thanks for reading!

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