Well this is some sad news for GLEE fans! Glee creator Ryan Murphy announced that three of the characters will not be returning for season 4 and they will graduate in season 3. We heard that some would be graduating, but we thought they might be back.
Who are the 3 stars not returning? Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Ryan said, “You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year”.
He continues, “We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”
Glee fans are heartbroken about this news, but Lea took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the whole thing.
“We always knew we’d graduate in real time,” she Tweeted. “It’s all part of the plan and it’s all good! Its going to make Season 3 amazing! To Gleeks everywhere, you’re in my heart now and forever. Love you all!!! This is just the beginning.”
Season 3 premieres on FOX September 20th. What do you think about the news?