Glee Executive Producer Ryan Murphy told me in an exclusive Deadline interview that up until a few weeks ago he was working on a planned scripted hourlong spin-off toGlee. But after several of the show’s stars claimed surprise at Murphy’s announcement that this year would be their last on the first series, he opted to put the new show on hold. Murphy told Deadline that as early as March of this year, he talked to Glee stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith about a possible spin-off in which their characters would graduate from high school and go on to college at NYC’s Juilliard which he called. Murphy said he opted to include the actors in the plans for a spin-off because he wanted their input on how they saw their characters changing and because he wanted to know whether they’d be willing to relocate to New York to film the series. Here’s what he says happened:
I got a text from my friend, who is a lesbian, but experimenting, and dating a boy.
She texts me today, talking about how he has been avoiding her, and ignoring her a good amount of her time while she’s been in Montana, which is closer to him.
I care about her, and don’t think he honestly deserves to be ignored. Her dad is an ass, her mom is rude, and her ex is a sneaky bitch, she doesn’t get enough love, so I tell her I love her, support her.
So I tell her my honest opinion of the situation, to break up with her boyfriend. Because I’m worried for her, and I kind of don’t want her being with a piece of poop, you know?
I texted her that earlier today, and she just texted me back that she broke up with him…