What To Expect From the Explosive 'Glee' Docuseries

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| LAST UPDATE 10/26/2022

By Tabitha Woodcock
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We're heading back to McKinley, the infamous institution where rumors circulated like never before, and students broke out into song and dance. However, it is no secret that there was some serious drama behind the curtain. Now, vital cast and crew members are taking part to share their stories...

Recently, it was announced that a new Glee three-part docuseries would be released on Discovery+ and ID. The show ran from 2009 to 2015, and considering the multiple headlines after the series ended, fans are eager to dig deeper behind the scenes. From on-set drama to the show's impact, there's a lot we might not know about the McKinley clan. Sure, from a fictional point of view, it was happy days, expressing emotion through theatrical performances. But, unfortunately, it's time to rain on that parade. So, what can fellow Gleeks expect from the docuseries?! While you can anticipate the typical highs and lows, according to CapitalFM, the docuseries will reveal the "complicated and difficult subjects that the stars experienced."

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The cast and crew were unfortunate enough to lose three beloved Glee stars during and after filming. Conversations regarding Cory Monteith's (Finn Hudson) passing in 2013 are expected, Mark Salling's (Puckerman) in 2018, and Naya Rivera's in 2020. Two beloved crew members, Jim Filler (assistant director), also passed in 2013, and Nancy Motes (production assistant) in 2014. Colleagues reported at the time, "We've lost another one," on Facebook. Considering these tragic events, this brings us to discussing the alleged Glee 'curse.' Haunted by these situations, according to OK! Magazine, the cast "did a lot of things in hiding that nobody knew about... during our lunch breaks, they'd go off... and then come back." According to Variety, topics on Lea Michele's behavior during filming are also expected after multiple accusations "of creating a toxic work environment." Now on Broadway in the musical Funny Girl, co-star Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) said he wouldn't be seeing Michele's new Broadway show because he "can be triggered at home," he shared on KTLA 5 Morning News. However, Michele had a close relationship with Glee creator Ryan Murphy, so it should be interesting how he portrays his prime star. However, one member of the New Directions who Murphy was not so much a fan of was Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray). After her absence from Monteith's tribute episode, 'The Quarterback,' speculations arose. While Murphy claims everyone was invited to participate in the episode, Agron says she did not get the memo. 

Nevertheless, there is high demand for fans to be involved and expose more of the never-before-seen tea. Glee was ahead of its time. So, it only makes sense the docuseries should devote time to its fans who made the show a pop culture phenomenon. Stay tuned!

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