"Glee" will come to an end next year, series co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed, and the death of Cory Monteith has forced him to rethink the show's endgame.
Speaking Wednesday night at a Paley Center event honoring FX networks, Murphy said his plan for the reworked conclusion to the series will "honor" the late actor, whoand .
"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story," he told reporters, according to TVLine. "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."
Murphy added that he had a "good idea" of what the new endgame will look like, and that he'll tell it to the studio and network next week. "I think [the ending] is very satisfactory. And kind of in [Monteith's] honor, which I love."
"Glee"back in April, before Monteith's death. The fifth season currently airing Thursday nights on Fox.