‘Glee’ was a trailblazer show with a massive following. In the year of reboots, is the musical high-school drama finding a new home with an original new cast with Ryan Murphy? Read on to know more.
Fans of the hit-musical series ‘Glee’ are longing for a reboot of the high school comedy and they aren’t alone. Over the years, since the show has ended, many people have shown interest in rebooting the series.
- ‘Glee’: The trailblazer that television needed
- ‘Glee’ revival: The call for action
- The ‘Glee’ revival and expectations
The cast members of ‘Glee’ have all formed close bonds since the show ended, while tragedy has struck a lot of them. Series lead Cory Monteith died tragically of a heroin overdose just before the cast was to begin shooting season 5.
At the same time, former castmember Mark Salling died by suicide at the end of January, just weeks before he was due to be sentenced in the child pornography case. While Naya Riveria also died in a drowning accident in July 2020.
Is it time to start a new chapter for ‘Glee’? And will the new chapter include new faces as well?
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‘Glee’: The trailblazer that television needed
Despite centring on a conventional straight romance between Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson, the showexplored male and female same-sex relationships and interracial ones too. A cheerleader, Santana, had a romantic relationship with her best friend Brittany, before coming out as a lesbian in season 2. That same season, Kurt lost his virginity to his boyfriend Blaine (Darren Criss).
The show, which premiered in 2009, embraced the LGBTQ+ community with open arms and made fans all over the world feel inclusive and seen. A narrative like this, where high-school kids were embracing their sexuality and being unapologetic about it, wasn’t a daily occurrence in the television landscape.
Not only that, musical theatre, an unknown genre for TV, was reimagined by Ryan Murphy, who brought it to the mainstream, along with queerness. Murphy proved that musical theatre could be immensely affluent across various platforms in the Gen-Z era.
In a way, he paved the way for a revival the second the show hit our screens.
‘Glee’ revival: The call for action
Ryan Murphy, who has gone on to do great shows like ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Hollywood’ to name a few, is keen on a ’Glee’ comeback. Former cast member Jane Lynch, who starred as the cheerleader squad’s coach and then principal of McKinley High Sue Sylvester, is another person who hopes to see the show brought back to life.
The show ran for 6 seasons (from 2009 to 2015) and tackled issues such as LGBTQ rights, disabilities, teen pregnancy, alcohol abuse, bullying, texting while driving, school shootings, suicide, and domestic violence during its 6 seasons run. So, not only are the issues still as relevant in today’s time but are also more fitting.
Reboots and revivals are the trend in 2020. With TV shows like ‘Roseanne’, ‘Charmed’, and ‘Rugrats’ happening, it’s not surprising that fans want ‘Glee’ to get a reboot too. Ryan Murphy wants a younger cast to take over though, one that will belong in high-school.
The ‘Glee’ revival and expectations
Although there has been no official announcement about a ‘Glee’ revival, word of the mouth suggests that Ryan Murphy is keen on casting Ben Platt in the lead. Ben Platt, who recently starred in Netflix’s show ‘The Politician’ alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Zoey Deutch, has been known for his singing prowess.
The show launched the careers of Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Melissa Benoist, and Darren Criss (among others), so whoever Ryan Murphy decides to bring for ‘Glee’ basically have their career set for them.
Until an official announcement is released, it may be time to re-watch the show again. Do you think ‘Glee’ should make a comeback? Who else do you think should make an appearance in the show? Let us know in the comments section below.