Glee may shift to New York City full-time by the end of Season 5. According to TVLine, this idea is one of several that producers are considering following the death of star Cory Monteith earlier this year. Monteith played Finn Hudson on the Fox series before dying from a drug overdose over the summer.
Season 5 of Glee, like Season 4, has split time between New York City and Lima, Ohio. The NYC storylines revolved around Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Santana (Naya Rivera) living in an apartment together.
This season has also brought the introduction of several new Glee characters in New York City. Demi Lovato has already appeared Santana's new love interest, and Adam Lambert will soon show up as Kurt's nemesis. So there could be enough characters for several storylines.
But Glee Season 5 has also spent plenty of time with the remaining cast members back in Ohio. Some, like Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie (Kevin McHale) have been with the show from the beginning. But others, including Ryder (Blake Jenner), Marley (Melissa Benoist) and Jake (Jacob Artist), first joined in Season 4 after other characters graduated.
Watch Ryder, Marley and Jake in a clip from Glee Season 4.
Glee Season 5 takes place in the middle of the school year, but it should be easy to transport some of the characters to New York by the end of the season. Artie, for instance, has already been accepted to film school in Brooklyn. And now that Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt are engaged, they will need to live in the same part of the country.
But it is unclear how this potential Glee spoiler would affect the rest of the class. Ryder, Jake, Marley and Kitty (Becca Tobin) are all underclassmen. So unless they all transfer to a New York high school, it would hard to make all of them part of the cast in Season 6.
Regardless of whether Glee Season 6 takes place in New York City, it does appear that next year will be the series' last. Creator Ryan Murphy confirmed this earlier this month while noting he had to rewrite the show's ending in the wake of Monteith's death.
"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story," he said. "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.