Dearest Gleeks: here is the first promo for the upcoming fifth season of FOX’s Glee.
The 22-second preview, unveiled Friday, comes just over a month after the tragic passing of Cory Monteith.
“Once again with feeling . . . once again with drama . . . once again with passion . . . are you ready to go . . . once again?” the clip asks in Glee font, along with footage from last season.
As FOX previously announced, the new season’s third episode, airing Oct. 10, will pay tribute to Monteith and his beloved character Finn.
Show co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed more details about the episode this week.
“Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died,” Murphy told Deadline. “The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.'”
He continued: “We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around. We’re trying to craft an episode that’s not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving.”
Glee season 5 premieres on FOX on Sept. 26.