Someone needs to stop Ryan Murphy. A couple of weeks after Chord Overstreet, who plays Sam on the show, was demoted to a recurring role, Murphy announced that he was also axing the roles of Rachel, Finn and Kurt after the third season. Unfortunately for Chris Colfer, he had to find out about losing his job via Twitter.
Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday that Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith‘s characters would be graduating at the end of the third season.
“We made that decision and 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.“
Somebody’s pants are on fire.
Talking about his Emmy nod with Access Hollywood, Colfer revealed that he hadn’t heard about this final decision until later that day on Twitter.
“Yeah I found out that they made that announcement,” he said. “I didn’t necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year, I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can’t be there forever…I don’t necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, it’s fine. It’s what it is. And all things come to an end.”
The 21-year-old does have Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe win under his belt, and a show for the Disney Channel in the works. Chris’ll be fine, but that’s not the best way to find out you won’t be having a job for much longer.
Fox had no comment, but there are rumors of a spin-off show with Rachel and Kurt set in NYC. While Murphy does have a point about not keeping them on longer than they should be on the show, you don’t fire or almost fire cast members before you know, telling them. This is the age of Twitter and blogs and don’t act like your actors don’t read stories about themselves. A winner from the Oxygen competition show ‘The Glee Project‘ will become apart of the cast but what this show doesn’t need is another member who doesn’t get any lines and can’t act or sing.
Seriously, have you seen these kids? Look at them!