It’s new directions for three of the biggest stars of Glee. Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Cory Monteith (Finn) will only appear in season three of the all-singing all-dancing show before their characters leave high school and so leave Glee forever.
The show’s creator Ryan Murphy discussed the harsh cast cull with The Hollywood Reporter , and we have to admit the man makes some good points.
"You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticise you for not being realistic. Or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.
"I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top."
"I'm much more interested in Lea's character – not so much on her relationship with Finn, but more on what her dreams are beyond high school and how she plans on getting them. That's what my senior year was about."
Ryan also warns that fans should get used to the idea of new cast members joining the show for series four as "more characters are leaving than are staying." Eeek!
Glee won’t quite be the same with out Kurt, Rachel and Finn. We’re especially sad that Kurt is going, no more fab outfits or Kurt and Burt. Sob!