Is Ryan Murphy Creating Glee Spin-Off for Lea Michele? — UPDATE
UPDATE: Just in case anyone was still wondering, a rep from Fox tells the Los Angeles Times that there is no truth to the reports of a Lea Michele-centered Glee spin-off. TVLine has also said the same thing.
UPDATE: Well, that rumor didn't last long. E! Online is reporting that talk of a Lea Michele Glee spin-off is totally false. "There is Glee and Glee only," E!'s source says. Somehow, we're really not that surprised... (Then again, is is also the one reporting the whole potential Kurt-moving-to-Russia plotline. So make of that what you will.)
Original story: Glee will come to an end in Spring 2015, but it sounds like creator Ryan Murphy is hoping that the show will live on past that, at least according to a new report. RadarOnline.com is saying that Ryan’s in the process of developing a spin-off: one that will focus entirely around Lea Michele (Rachel Berry).
“This will be announced soon,” an insider close to the situation tells the site. “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.”
On one hand, squee! On the other hand...we’re not sure we buy this. Isn’t Glee’s New York City plotline sort of a Rachel Berry spin-off in itself? TVLine recently reported that Glee is strongly considering cutting out McKinley High School entirely and moving Glee full-time to New York City, a change that could occur as soon as next or even this season.
If this change goes through, there’s no need for a Lea Michele spin-off. Glee will, in itself, be a Lea Michele spin-off already, especially given the source’s quote about some of Glee’s core cast migrating to the Lea show.
Of course, if Fox doesn’t ultimately approve the NYC switch, we guess a Lea spin-off would be a good backup plan. Whatever actually ends up being the case, it’s definitely starting to sound like all roads lead to NYC.