Glee Docuseries Ordered at Discovery+

By Jessica Lerner 

Glee is getting the docuseries treatment.

Discovery+ has ordered a three-part docuseries from Ample Entertainment. The project interview cast and crew members who will provide first-hand accounts of their time working on the dramedy, which ran from 2009 to 2015 on Fox.

Deadline broke the news on Wednesday.


The docuseries will dive into the many controversies and tragedies surrounding the series, including Mark Salling’s conviction on charges of child pornography and subsequent suicide, Cory Monteith’s death from an accidental overdose, accusations about Lea Michele’s racism and on-set bullying and Naya Rivera’s death in a boating trip.

Glee followed the fictional William McKinley High School’s New Directions glee club and its members as they dealt with personal issues. Other cast members included Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris, Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet and Melissa Benoist.

Although it saw dwindling viewership in its latter seasons, Glee enjoyed great popularity in its early years and served as the catalyst for the development of a multimedia franchise that included a reality competition series, live tours, a 3D movie and several popular cover singles. The series has a sizable and devoted following even today, and it contributed to creator Ryan Murphy‘s rise to prominence as one of the most prolific TV producers in the business.