Glee gets stage musical makeover?
Producers of the popular TV series have revealed plans for a stage musical version
Hit TV series Glee is set to become a stage show, Fox network executive Gary Newman revealed during 21st Century Fox's Investor Day recently (8 August 2013).
"We launched a live stage business with a sold-out arena concert tour in 2011," he said. "And now a live stage musical is in the works."
Set in an American high school, it centres on a group of students who find love and friendship in a choir club.
Two more TV series are reportedly in the works, despite the death earlier this year of principal cast member Cory Monteith.
If the stage show proves a hit Stateside, it seems likely to come to the UK considering the huge popularity of the show over here.
"When you identify the right creator and support a big, creative vision, you get a show like Glee", added Newman, "which is exactly the kind of property that our studio excels at exploiting."