Expect to see some fresh new faces wandering in the halls of William McKinley High School on the fourth season of Glee. When interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy, co-creator of Glee, revealed that three of his most precious students are about to graduate soon. Murphy said that by the end of the third season, the characters played by Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer will be graduating on the show. As he said it, the stars are “not going to be back at all for Season four.”
Ryan also added, “We’ve never done anything by the book.” He also said that Chris and Lea were aware of the decision and the idea of leaving Glee in Season 4 was alright with them. Both stars understand how the story is going and they both are trusting with Murphy that it is best that they exit the show while they are still on the top of their careers. Even if Cory was not involved when they were making the decision, Murphy believed that the upcoming changes did not come as a surprise to Cory because he was aware that his character, Finn, was already in sophomore when the show started.
On her Twitter account, Lea Michele wrote “We always knew we’d graduate in real time. It’s all part of the plan and it’s all good! It’s going to make Season 3 amazing!!!”