Is ‘Glee’ getting a reboot?


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The iconic television show “Glee” ran from 2009 to 2015. FOX president Michael Thorn and writer Ryan Murphy talk about speculations of a spin-off or reboot.

Fans and naysayers alike can agree the hit show “Glee” that ran from 2009 to 2015 was a monumental moment in television history. From influencing many aspects of pop culture and inspiring Glee-esque television shows, “Glee” made a huge impact on the media. Whether someone is a long time fan or long time critic, the show reached a wide audience. Speculations of a spin-off or reboot have been circulating for years, and FOX’s president Michael Thorn has only added to those rumors. 

The hit musical-comedy “Glee” starred a memorable cast of Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Amber Riley and more. The show  was about a group of outcasts navigating relationships, heartache, trauma and other issues while participating in a high school show choir. 

The FOX show tackled social issues like racism, disability, homophobia, bullying, mental health, suicide and many more. “Glee” was very popular, especially at the height of its second season, and it made everyone want to be in a glee club. After the show began to air, show choirs began to pop up all over the country. Although it has only been six years since the show ended, many hints have been dropped about a possible reboot. 

President of FOX Michael Thorn has opened up to Deadline about the potential future of the show. He says that he has not heard about any new pitches for the show and FOX “always welcomes celebrating our iconic shows and revising those with surprising takes.” 

Ryan Murphy — the creator of the hit series — has even talked about a possible reboot of the show. In an interview last year, Murphy pretty much gave a full TV synopsis of the potential series. Clearly, the people behind the show have been thinking about reviving it. 

On his Instagram, Murphy wrote: “Imagine it’s 2009, and I lived in a world where I knew Lea Michele, Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein. (Ben and Beanie, I believe were in high school then … and I think they dressed up as Glee characters once for Halloween?)” 

Obviously, Murphy has ideas for a revival, and it sounds as if Thorn has given the green light for more episodes of the show. Murphy continues: “If I had access to that talent, here’s the new pilot: Lea and Ben are frenemies who fight for the heart and soul of Glee Club. Ben is also on the football team, and pretty much sleeps with the entire school and is the heartthrob of McKinley. Beanie is their mutual best friend, and torn. Suddenly, Beanie joins forces with Sue Sylvester, joins Glee Club and becomes the main soloist and the ruthless star of the club. Lea and Ben have to then join forces to dethrone her. I WANT TO SHOOT THIS DO OVER PILOT. Maybe I will?” 

With that, there have already been ideas and rumors of what the reboot would be about. From Ben versus Lea to other characters coming back to teach a new generation, the possibilities of the reboot are endless, and maybe, going to happen soon.