Fox President Says He Would Love A Glee Revival

Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn says he would love to see a Glee revival. The musical TV series centered on a high school glee club and created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan was on the air from 2009-2015. Glee was nominated for 19 Emmys and four Golden Globes over the course of its six-season run.

Glee begins with Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) taking over the show choir at the fictional William McKinley High School and attempting to restore it to its former glory, despite repeated attempts by cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) to destroy it. The show focused heavily on the lives of the club’s student members, allowing it to address a wide range of social issues. Glee also became known for its musical numbers built around cover renditions of popular songs. The series debuted to positive reviews and enjoyed a strong viewership for its first few seasons, though its audience ultimately declined despite continued approval from critics.


According to a Deadline interview with Thorn, however, Glee remains a property with enough resonance to warrant a potential revival. The Fox Entertainment President said he would “love to domore” of the show. In general, Thorn claimed he remains open to new takes on his network’s old properties, and that their upcoming series The Big Leap had certain resonances with the former series that could justify bringing it back:

We always welcome celebrating our iconic shows and revisiting those with surprising takes and new approaches so, especially in this crowded market, we’re always open to reinventing our best IP with some of our favorite partners.

Elsewhere in the interview, Thorn discussed other past Fox series that could be due for a return. He said there are “active creative discussions” around a possible reboot of 24, the popular drama series that starred Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer and in which each season covered 24 consecutive hours in Bauer’s life. Additionally, he mentioned that he hadn’t yet heard pitches for a new take on Prison Break, though he seemed open to the possibility.

Though a Glee revival has a certain appeal, with co-creator Ryan Murphy having gone on to become one of the most powerful people in television, it would mean confronting certain off-screen issues. The show announced season 6 would be its last following the death of series star Cory Monteith, and since the show has been off the air, Naya Rivera, another breakout star, also tragically died. Any Glee revival would surely find a way to honor the memories of their fallen cast members, but whether the network would be willing to court the press that would inevitably come with a return to the series remains to be seen.

Source: Deadline

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