Glee will end after its sixth season, creator Ryan Murphy has announced.
The writer says the next series of the critically acclaimed musical TV show will be the last.
He revealed that he had already penned the final scenes, which would have featured Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, who were a couple in real life, playing on-screen lovers Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson.
Following Cory’s death in July from heroin and alcohol overdose, Ryan has had to re-think the focus of the final series.
Speaking at the Paley Center in Los Angeles at an event honoring the FX Network last Wednesday night (October 16), Ryan said: "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story.
"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."
Like everyone associated with Glee, Ryan is still in shock over Cory’s death at the age of just 31.
Ryan admits he is yet to come up with a new storyline for the final run.
The 47-year-old screenwriter said: "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."
A special episode of Glee, titled "The Quarterback," was aired as a tribute to Cory and his character on October 10, with 7.4 million viewers tuning in.
The episode included a tear-jerking rendition of Bob Dylan’s "Make You Feel My Love," performed by Lea.