‘Glee’ Season 5 Delayed In Wake of Cory Monteith Death

Fans of "Glee" will have to wait a little bit longer for season five.

According to FOX, season five will now premiere late September as producers and cast deal with the loss of late cast member, Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn.

"In light of the tragic passing of beloved ‘Glee’ cast member Cory Monteith, the series’ executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of ‘Glee’ until early August,” read a statement released Friday.

As previously reported, Cory Monteith had filmed scenes for "Glee" earlier this year and it is unclear what producers will do with that footage. It is also unclear how they will bid farewell to his beloved character, Finn Hudson.

"Glee" is due to return September 26 on FOX.