Back in October, news had broken that a new Discovery Plus series targeted on the nitty and gritty particulars behind Glee‘s dark past behind-the-scenes, would be hitting the platform. The Ryan Murphy musical series from 2009 was hailed as a compelling series for underdogs and misfits alike, and aimed to be a show guaranteeing inclusion and a home for everyone watching.
Other than their catchy tunes, and intensely emotional plots, Glee also became an even larger powerhouse for FOX after fans became engulfed with the cast members’ antics on and off the display screen. As a results of the peaked curiosity within the behind-the-camera moments, Paramount Plus ordered a three-part docuseries to spotlight the highs and lows of the manufacturing. The official artwork has lastly been launched by way of Pop Crave on Twitter, and there was an outpouring of unfavorable reactions to the inclusion of Mark Salling within the poster.
The official key artwork consists of the faces of three forged members who handed away. Cory Monteith, who handed away in 2013 from an unintended overdose in his hometown, Naya Rivera, who tragically died from unintended drowning seven years after her co-star, and Salling, who died by suicide in 2018 after pleading responsible to proudly owning baby intercourse abuse materials (CSAM), additionally generally known as baby pornography.
The actor who performed Puck Puckerman had a historical past of coping with authorized prices. In 2013, the actor was accused of alleged sexual battery in opposition to his ex-girlfriend, for which the actor ended up paying her $2.7 million in compensation. However, it wouldn’t be till 2015 that the actor would face a life-changing sentence. The then 31-year-old actor was arrested in his house for possession of CSAM. Two years later, the actor plead responsible to all prices, and died by suicide on January 2018 at 35.
Monteith and Rivera have each struggled with previous authorized battles, together with alleged battery and drug abuse, nonetheless, followers have all the time been cautious to not place them on the identical customary as Salling, who was a convicted felon. This inclusion of the late forged member added a bitter style in some followers’ mouths, who’re in no way content material about Salling being subsequent to Rivera and Monteith.
In addition to criticism surrounding the artwork selections, many followers are additionally accusing Paramount Plus of exploiting the deaths of Rivera and Monteith for revenue, in addition to criticism surrounding the dearth of compensation to Salling’s victims.
Over the years, the Glee forged gained ominous fame for having the Glee curse continuously knocking on their doorways. With the forged constantly hitting headlines for varied causes, many have been pleading for a documentary on the present behind-the-scenes for years, lastly complied by the streaming platform. The Price of Glee shall be accessible to stream on Jan. 2023.