Lea Michele's next career step has been confirmed by Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, as he announces a spin-off series for the star.
The new show is expected to directly follow the sixth season of Glee, which was announced as the final series following the untimely death of Lea's off-screen boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
Talking about the spin-off show for Lea's character, Rachel Berry, Ryan told RadarOnline: “This is definitely happening. This will be announced soon.
“They’re making the deals now and it also presents a viable exit plan for the main Glee series itself – in that some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging.”
Lea has remained close to her Glee co-stars since Cory's death, which was caused by a lethal cocktail of heroin and alcohol in July.
Speaking out for the first time after his death, Lea said: "I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn.
"There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky.
"Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’, but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together."
Lea has yet to comment on her spin-off series but fans are expected to be thrilled.
By Jessica Bridgeman