Following the tragic death of Glee star Cory Monteith, the show’s producers have delayed the start of the series’ fifth season, according to In Touch Weekly. Glee was scheduled to begin filming in late July and resume airing on September 19.
“Everyone on the show was told they were taking a two-week hiatus until [the producers] figure out what they want to do,” a source told the magazine. “The writers and producers are trying to figure out what to do with Cory's character because they need to rewrite everything now.”
According to the same source, Monteith’s character Finn Hudson was to have “a massive storyline” in the fifth season, which now needs to be reworked. No word yet on how the popular FOX series will handle the star’s death.
Monteith died of an apparent overdose at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada on July 13. The 31-year-old actor rose to stardom with his breakout role as jock-turned-show choir member Finn Hudson on FOX's Glee. He has starred on the show since its premiere in 2009, and has been in a real-life relationship with his frequent onscreen romantic partner Lea Michele.