Following Death of Actor Cory Monteith, Fox Delays Season Premiere of "Glee"
20 Jul 2013
Fox network and the producers of "Glee" have announced that the fifth season series premiere of the hit musical series will be delayed following the sudden death of its young and beloved star Cory Monteith, who was found dead July 13 in Canada.
A statement, according to ABC news, said that "in light of the tragic passing," production on the series would be delayed until August.
The fifth season premiere, which had been scheduled for Sept. 19, will now begin one week later on Sept. 26. No further information was announced.
The 31-year-old Monteith played the role of Finn Hudson.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.