With all the talk of remakes in Hollywood, is there a chance of a Glee reboot happening? According to one of the show’s creators, Brad Falchuk, it is a possibility. Falchuk sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a feature published on Wednesday (Jan. 3), and spoke about what it was like to experience such quick success with Glee, as well as the probably of a reboot coming to fruition.
“None of us were prepared for that level of success. I was younger, it was a little overwhelming, and a lot of us got caught up in our egos. There was a feeling of scarcity,” he explained. “We were writing about high school, so it’s very hard not to regress a little. It was a crucible.”
Working on the show, however, provided Falchuk and his fellow co-writers, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, a wealth of positive memories. “At the same time, we had so much fun and everyone got along so well. Things went to hell, and then everyone got along again,” he added. “It was chaotic. I’d never want to go back there, and then I’ll think, “Gosh, I’d love to go back there.” But the biggest learning from that show? Taking the ego out of everything and being an adult.”
With reboots being all the rage at the moment — see: the upcoming Mean Girls movie musical, The Little Mermaid remake, and more — Falchuk said he wouldn’t be opposed to hopping aboard a Glee revamp. “I’m sure everything is always on the table,” he said, but with a catch: “Is there a way to tell that story in a more modern way? So much of what Glee was about was really this transition from an old way of looking at representation to a new way. I’d never say no, but I wonder what the point would be — except it’d be a moneymaker.”
Glee made its impact on television, but also on the Billboard charts, netting 207 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 across its six seasons. The show’s highest charting single, a 2009 cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Beliving” hit No. 4 on the all genre tally.
Read Falchuk’s interview in full here.