When a High School Spanish teacher, Will Schuester, becomes the director of the school's failing Glee club, New Directions, he hopes to be able to rejuvenate it. The club competes in the choir competition circuit. It's been called "a High School Musical for adults", the series follows the club and its mixture of oddball members as they try and restore it to its former glory. It is a musical comedy in which the eager and ambitious students not only compete to win the Nationals, but also have to deal with the tough and cruel realities of their school, McKinley High. At the same time, Will is trying to rejuvenate his failing love life whilst preventing the school's cheer leading coach Sue Sylvester from sabotaging the choir. Written by
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Did You Know?
The original idea of Glee was inspired by Ian Brennan
's own experience as a member of Prospect High School's show choir. It was supposed to be a film, instead of a television series. Brennan wrote the first draft in August 2005, and completed it in the same year. The script, however, did not receive any interest from producers at that time. Michael Novick
, a friend of Brennan's and a television producer, later gave Ryan Murphy
a copy of Brennan's script, as they are members of the same gym. Murphy himself joined show choir when he was young, and thus related to the script. Murphy and Brad Falchuk
suggested that Glee should be produced as a television show. Therefore, the three joined together and re-wrote the script. The re-written script was sent to FOX, and picked up immediately. The three decided to write all of the episodes by themselves. Murphy and Falchuk became Executive Producers and Directors of the show, while Brennan is a co-Executive Producer. Novick also became a Producer of this show. See more
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