Last October, it was announced that ID Productions y Discovery+ They were working on a docuseries about Gleewhich, in three episodes, planned to explore the drama that surrounded its production, on and off the production set.
The first trailer of the officially titled The Price of Gleeshows us something totally different from what was previously mentioned, giving the impression at times of being a docuseries that exploits the tragic deaths of young stars Cory Monteith, Mark Salling y Naya Rivera (information here), even going so far as to describe it as having a “curse”.
When the docuseries was announced a few months ago, it was commented that “It will raise the curtain to reveal the ups and downs of the production and the community on set,” in addition to consisting of interviews with the cast and crew members about their time in Gleeand address many of the controversies and tragedies surrounding cast members, including Monteith’s death on July 13, 2013 from an alcohol and heroin overdose, Salling’s conviction on child pornography charges and subsequent suicide, and the accusations of racism and misconduct of Lea Michelle by several of his colleagues in the FOX series, released in 2009.
The trailer does not show any former cast members or the creative team, and is presented as follows: “In May 2009, 10 young actors made their television debut on Glee. By 2020, all of them would be famous. And three of them would have died.”
As always, the last word is with you, the audience. You can find the trailer at the end of the note.
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuck e Ian Brennan they co-created Glee, whose plot centered on the choir at William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. Matthew Morrison played the club’s master, Will Shuster, and followed the choir members as they navigated competitions and personal issues. Other cast members included Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris, Darren Criss, and Chord Overstreet. The series was produced by 20th Century Television.
Its audience ratings were falling in its last seasons, however, Glee enjoyed enormous success in its early years, and knew how to take advantage of its popularity by launching a multimedia franchise that included a competition reality series, live tour, a 3D movie, and many musical covers that were placed on the main popularity charts in several countries. . Important to note that Glee is the series responsible for establishing Murphy as one of the biggest television creators in the industry. The “Gleeks” fandom continues to be one of the strongest to date.
The series is produced by Ample Entertainment. ID Productions serves as an additional producer.
The Price of Glee will have its premiere on January 16, 2023 on Investigation Discovery (ID).
It could be that with the merger of Warner Bros. Discovery, this docuseries about Gleelanded on HBO Max, as was the case with House of Hammer which had its launch this year.