‘Glee’ will end after next year’s sixth season, says creator Ryan Murphy

Murphy also reveals the series' ending will be different following Cory Monteith's tragic death

Glee will end after its sixth season, set to premiere in autumn 2014, one of the show’s creators has confirmed.

Ryan Murphy, who created the popular US TV series with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, also revealed that the ending of the popular US TV series has been altered following the tragic death of Cory Monteith, who played Finn, in July of this year.

“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel (Lea Michele) and Cory/Finn’s story,” Murphy told various US reporters including one from TVLine. “I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”

Explaining how the series could sign off now Monteith is unable to feature in the final episode, Murphy said: “I have a good idea. I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honour, which I love.”

Meanwhile, season five of Glee premiered on September 26 in the US and on October 4 on Sky 1 in the UK. Monteith’s character dies – and is paid tribute to – in episode three of the current season.