Since it was revealed that Glee wasn’t going to be pulling a 90210, and would actually let their Seniors graduate from high school, the fate of the characters has been all Glee fans can talk about. What characters are staying and which are going to take their final bow? Well, Ryan Murphy has finally broken his silence on the matter.
Amidst rumors flying, creator Ryan Murphy has said that people are “too quick to write off” Yale bound regular Quinn, played by Dianna Agron. He also addresses the fate of Mercedes Jones, after Amber Riley tweeted her farewells that Murphy predicted would be “misconstrued”.
If you ask any true Gleek fan they would say that they’re nervous all of their favorites are in trouble of not returning next fall, especially after the announcement that Glee would take place in Ohio with new students, and in New York to follow Finn, Rachel, and Kurt on their college journeys. However, Murphy says not to worry that there’s a place for all the main regular characters on Glee. He said of Amber’s tweet, “She’s excited about where her character is going. They all are. I wanted to do the right thing by all of them.”
Ryan Murphy continued to explain that this decision wasn’t taken lightly, saying they’re “like a family”, continuing,” I said to them, ‘Anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show.” Back at McKinley High you can expect the same familiar faces of Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch and Jayma Mays to return as the head teachers, and while the cast will be involved in the show, it’s unclear as to what capacity that is.
Murphy continued, explaining the unique situation of having a show within a show, and where that leaves the actors and their portrayals, “Anyone who is a regular is coming back. It doesn’t mean everyone will be doing 22 episodes, but everyone wants to stay in our family and our world,’” he continued, “I wanted to make sure those actors know that if they want to have a home, they have a home. If they want to explore new and different things while also having a home, that is also an option.”
Tuesday’s finale will probably explain more of who and who isn’t going to be featured heavily next season, and according to Murphy the cast is very into what he has planned. Will the fans be? Only time will tell.