Sorry guys, according to Matthew Morrison, there’s no chance that a Glee reboot is going to happen any time soon! The actor, who starred as Mr. Schuester in the show, just opened up during an interview with AOL Build about the possibility of him reprising his role, and he didn’t seem too hopeful. He even admitted that he felt the Fox series is no longer relevant — ouch!
For those who forgot, the original show aired from May 2009 to March 2015, and it also starred Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, Darren Criss, Dianna Agron, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris and more. But in 2013, tragedy struck when Cory passed away from an accidental overdose. Then, in 2018, Mark died from suicide at 35 years old.
“I can’t [imagine it being rebooted]. I can’t. Just because there’s so much tragedy that happened with the show, with a couple cast members passing away,” Matthew said. “I don’t know if it’s the right time. If anything, I think there could be be a really cool benefit concert where we all got together and raised money for a really great cause.”
The show made headlines back when it first premiered for touching on controversial subjects such as bullying, sexuality and more. And when the talk show host asked the 41-year-old if he thought the show would have as big of an impact if it aired today, he admitted that he didn’t think so.
“I feel like it hit at a certain moment. I guess to answer your question, I would say no because it was so timely in when it came and we were all ready for it,” he explained. “I feel like the underdog story was so prevalent and it was a certain moment [in time].”
But Matthew had nothing but positive things to say about the series.
“It’s been off the air for five years but there’s a whole new generation that are fresh to it right now with Netflix and all the streaming stuff. This whole new generation is being exposed to it for the first time which is cool,” he continued. “The best part for me was, you actually see the effect that it has on high school bullying, on being gay in high school and all that stuff. For me, just to see the global impact that it had, I think it’s because music is the language that we all speak. That show did so well internationally and I think it opened people’s eyes. The perfect thing I can think of is a family sitting down and watching that show and then having a conversation afterwards and just talking about what they just saw. It was a stunning show to be a part of and what a legacy to leave behind.”
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