Glee` writers` emergency meeting after Cory Monteith`s death
Los Angeles: Following the tragic death of `Glee` star Cory Monteith, the show`s writers reportedly held an emergency meeting to decide how to write him out of the story.
The producers and writers are still trying to figure out how to best address Monteith`s sudden passing, but the show is definitely moving forward with its fifth season, reported TMZ online.
"`Glee` is definitely not cancelled. If you look at the dollars and cents of the show and that it was very much an ensemble with new kids being added last year when some graduated. It is clear that the show was not about one character," a source said.
"The producers and writers are taking time to meet and figure out how to best address this situation in the context of `Glee`. No decision has been reached about a script yet, as it`s still early," it added.
The source added that producers may follow the route of shows like `8 Simple Rules` and `The West Wing`, which have also suffered real-life deaths.
The drama musical series is moving forward with casting two new characters, who are a "cute and quirky" twenty something named Jenny and a new African-American student at McKinley High School.
Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the Ryan Murphy-created series, died from a mix of drugs and alcohol in a hotel room in Vancouver last Saturday. His body was reportedly cremated on Tuesday after a private viewing attended by his family and girlfriend Lea Michele.