Will Lea Michele be exposed in Glee docuseries?

‘Gleeks’ are losing their minds over the announcement that Discovery+ will be releasing a docuseries about what really happened behind the scenes on Glee. The popular consisted of six seasons from 2009 to 2015 and aired on Fox. As with many long-running shows, there is bound to be behind the scenes drama involving cast members, speculations from viewers, and real life events that affect the plot of the show.

There is no shortage of this type of behind the scenes information during the shooting of Glee. This includes co-stars dating, controversies about cast members leaving the show, and even tragic deaths. On top of all that, the biggest controversy surrounding Glee has to do with Funny Girl star Lea Michele.

The Lea Michele drama

Over the years, multiple Glee stars have made comments about how unpleasant it was to work with Lea Michele. Samantha Ware, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, and Naya Rivera are among the members of the Glee cast who voiced their opinions publicly.  People who worked with Lea on other projects even jumped in with their complaints as well.

The allegations began with Samantha Ware shared a tweet (which has since been deleted) stating that Lea had contributed to “microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood.”  While Lea addressed this allegation, other co-stars chimed in on the issue over time.

Amber Riley seemed to have conflicting feelings on the issue, stating to Variety that:

I’m not going to say that she’s racist. She’s also pregnant and I think that everyone needs to chill. Y’all dragged her for a couple of days. But at the same time, in my inbox there are a lot of Black actors and actresses telling me their stories and letting me know they have dealt with the same things on set, being terrorized by the white girls that are the leads of the show.

Most recently (on the same day the docuseries was announced), Chris Colfer did not shy away from showcasing his feelings on the situation with Leah Michele. When asked if he would be seeing Funny Girl, Colfer said “No, I can be triggered at home.”

What will be included in the documentary series?

The announcement of this documentary series has caused an uproar from Glee fans. There is so much controversy involving the filming of this show that it seems impossible to cover it all. Many fans are hoping that this will give the full story of the Lea Michele drama, but we will all have to watch in order to find out. It is noted in the announcement that “the series will have access to key cast and crew members,” so we hope to get to the bottom of what really happened on set.