July 29th, 2011
02:44 PM ET
After a July 13 interview set the Internet abuzz with news of three “Glee” actors’ leaving the show, series co-creator Ryan Murphy is setting the record straight.
“I said two things in an interview: I said, yes, they are graduating and they will not be back on the show for Season Four,” Murphy told Deadline. However, he added, that shouldn’t have been news to the actors.
Murphy said the original plan was to create a spin-off following Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) to Juilliard in NYC.
“In March, Brad Falchuk and I started talking to all three of those actors about it because you can’t make people do spin-offs,” he said. “So, we went to them and asked, 'What do you think about this?’ … At the time, all three of them expressed interest.”
But since all of the drama went down regarding the characters upcoming “graduation,” Murphy has decided to put plans for a spin-off on hold.
“Because of the press and because of the perception and because Brad and I have had another show picked up, we have simply stopped with everyone’s understanding,” he added.
“The thing that I really wanted to reiterate was that no one was ever going to be fired. And the actors were very involved in the idea.”
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