It is being reported that Glee creator Ryan Murphy is developing a spinoff series starring Lea Michele.
The news was reported by RadarOnline.com who claim a source close to the show knows that the announcement will be coming shortly:
“They’re making the deals now and it also presents a viable exit plan for the main Glee series itself — in that some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging.”
It’s important to note that Radar is only reporting on this as a rumor for the moment. Nothing has been confirmed by any other reliable sources connected with the show. It’s also likely that this potential spinoff hasn’t been green lit by Fox just yet.
A few weeks ago it was announced that the sixth season of Glee would be the final season of the once ground-breaking series. There have also been murmurings that the current fifth season of Glee could have some major plot twists. First we learned that the entire plot of the show could shift entirely to New York City. Then it was revealed that Glee could potentially send Kurt off to Russia as soon as this season as well.
Lea Michele recently revealed that after losing co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith in July to a drug overdose, she confided in her season 4 co-star Kate Hudson for relief.
Though Glee fans will be excited to hear of an ongoing storyline with Rachel Berry, it does seem that the show, once praised for its unique format, has lost some of its steam in the last couple of seasons.
There’s no word on whether this Glee spinoff would be set entirely in New York City as Rachel’s expected Broadway career will take off. Either way, fans of the show won’t see this spinoff until Fall 2015 at the earliest with Glee’s sixth and final season slated to end in May 2015.
The good news for Glee fans is that everything Ryan Murphy touches turns to gold (Nip Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story) so there’s a good chance that a revamped, reformatted Glee spinoff could work.
What are your thoughts about a potential Glee spinoff featuring Rachel Berry?