Prepare to say adios to actors Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith as executive producer, Ryan Murphy confirmed today the trio will not return for season 4 of the FOX hit, Glee.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy confirmed that the stars of the show are “not going to be back at all for Season 4,” Murphy 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.”
This is the problem that always plagues high-school based shows…the cast must move-on. So will Glee survive the loss of these characters? Will other stars like Dianna Agron and Amber Riley remain? Murphy went onto say that the list of “graduates” will be revealed in the September 20th season premiere. “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.”