Lea Michele made her brave return to the Glee set earlier this month following the death of her co-star boyfriend Cory Monteith, and can now be seen stepping back into character Rachel Berry‘s shoes for the first time in this brand new trailer for Season 5.
In the sneak peek released by Fox, the premiere episode is seen to be centred around tunes from legendary band The Beatles. But the impact of Cory’s death and the loss of his character Finn Hudson is all-too-clear on Lea’s face, as we’re shown a flash of the 26-year-old actress looking forlorn as she sings sadly from the edge of her bed – the same scene in fact that Lea tweeted a photo from on set earlier this month.
The show’s producers have already marked the third episode of Season 5 as the one to mark Cory’s tragic passing, and will reportedly see the characters being told of Finn’s death and then focus on how each deals with their grief.
But despite the new season’s melancholy tone, Glee seems to be the one thing keeping Lea smiling at the moment – after scooping her Best Actress gong at the Teen Choice Awards, the star was seen posting a series of smiling selfies on Twitter to reassure fans that she’s doing a-okay.
Glee Season 5 is set to return to Sky1 in October.
By Robyn Munson
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