A source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com how Cory’s untimely passing could affect the upcoming season.
Glee is slated to return for its fifth season Sept. 19, following the season premiere of The X Factor, but could that change following star Cory Monteith‘s tragic — and very sudden — death? Though no official decisions have been made, a source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com that the show will most likely premiere according to schedule. As they say, ‘the show must go on.’
“They will not cancel the show. and the only thing being discussed right now is to possibly delay the premiere,” our source tells us. “On that note, they most likely will not delay the premiere because advertisers have already bought commercial time — but that is the only discussion that has taken place.”
‘Glee’ Will Likely Pay Tribute To Cory This Season
As for how Cory’s untimely passing will affect the future of his character, and all characters connected to him, those talks have yet to take place. Our source had this to say on the subject:
With this being so sudden and unexpected, there have been zero thoughts or discussions on the direction of the show. And there will not be any thoughts on how to react to this till some of the grieving process subsides. … But it’s easy to say there will be a tribute episode, and the season will be dedicated in his honor. Cory will have a never-ending connection to the legacy of the show; it will be handled delicately and with the utmost respect. The whole situation is just completely awful, and those [issues] will be addressed … but its safe to say, in the current state people are in over his death, that it will take some time.
Regardless of what the writers choose to do, they certainly don’t have an enviable task ahead of them.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Glee‘s season premiere should be postponed? How do you think the show will address Cory’s loss? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
— Reporting by Russ Weakland