Glee, the popular Ryan Murphy musical comedy series, will debut on Disney and Hulu June 1, Disney announced Friday. The announcement came a day after the 13 year anniversary of the pilot, which first aired on Fox in 2009.
In 2019, all six seasons of Glee landed on Netflix, shortly after the series celebrated its 10th anniversary. The show was a popular title for the streamer before being taken off the platform in November 2021. The series has not been available for streaming, although it is currently available to rent or buy via Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play and other online rental platforms.
The series will be launched on the two streamers in the beginning of Pride month, with the series serving as part of the platforms' LGBTQ programming initiatives over the course of June. During its initial run, Glee was known for its inclusion of prominent LGBTQ characters, particularly main characters Kurt Hummel Chris Colfer and Santana Lopez Naya Rivera, as well as a number of openly gay actors in the cast, including Colfer and Jane Lynch. The show won two GLAAD Awards over the course of its run.
Glee focuses on the New Directions, a show choir at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio, as they navigate their messy personal lives while competing in competitions. The series featured a large ensemble cast, with Matthew Morrison as club teacher Will Schuester and Colfer, Rivera, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr. Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss playing the members.
Over the course of its network from 2009 to 2015, Glee attracted strong ratings and 207 singles from the show's score, consisting mostly of showtunes and pop song covers, which was charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Murphy has become one of the most prominent producers and creators in television, and has a large fanbase to this day.