Here’s what you missed on Glee.
Gird your loins, because a behind-the-scenes documentary about Ryan Murphy’s hit teen musical series is apparently in the works.
Ask any recovering gleek and they’ll you that this is exactly what we’ve been calling out for. What’s more, it just feels like the right time. I mean, the show has been having a bit of a moment for the past while.
Two years ago, Glee’s lead Lea Michele, was hit with accusations of bullying and racist mircoagressions from a number of her former co-stars. At the same time, a wild conspiracy theory that she never learned to read gained traction online.
Then, this year, Lea Michele seemed to emerge from her ‘cancellation’ by returning to Broadway to play none other than Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, fulfilling Rachel Berry’s long-held dream.
Cut to yesterday, when her former on-screen bestie, Chris Colfer, was asked on The Michelle Collins Show if he plans on seeing Michele in Funny Girl. His reply? “No, I can be triggered at home.”
All this to say, we have questions, and if a behind-the-series documentary can answer them, then we’re all ears.
Mere moments later after Colfer’s quote reached Twitter, a collective rejoice could be heard from Gleeks around the world, as Deadline broke the news that Discovery+ and ID are working on a three-part docuseries with Ample Entertainment exploring the show’s history.
For the uninitiated, Glee first debuted in 2009, and ran until 2015. It followed the lives of show choir members in a high school in Ohio, and each episode featured several elaborate musical numbers. For many stars – Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris, Darren Criss – Glee was their big break.
The series will feature interviews with cast members and friends and families of the stars. As well as documenting some of the show’s highs, it won’t shy away from the lows, of which Glee has seen many.
The show’s cast and fans alike were devastated by the death of Cory Monteith in 2013. Years later, hearts were broken after Naya Rivera passed away while on holidays with her child.
It’s also understood that the docu-series will cover the arrest of Mark Salling for possessing images of child sexual abuse.
It’s not clear exactly when the Glee documentary series will be released, and as of yet, it’s untitled, but rest assured we’ll be tuning in once it hits our screens.