Ryan Murphy Remembers Cory Monteith’s Last Words to Him and Hints at Secret Season of ‘American Horror Story’

It’s been three years since Cory Monteith died of an accidental drug overdose, but Glee creator Ryan Murphy is still reeling from the loss.

Murphy recently opened up to Entertainment Weekly, about his relationship with the cast members of Glee, and he admitted the cast was unusually close.  “We were always together, so there was no delineation between who was the boss and who was the employee,” he admitted. “And we were all so close that finally when something would happen, it would be so personal to me that I would literally hit the roof.” Which made it that much more difficult when Murphy learned the news of Monteith’s untimely passing.

“There was a lot of infighting. There was a lot of people sleeping together and breaking up. It was good training for being a parent, I’ll tell you that much. But I also made a mistake: We all got too personal,” he admitted. So personal, Murphy made it his mission to help Monteith with his drug addiction, even helping him enroll in rehab. Which made it that much more difficult when Murphy learned the news of Monteith’s untimely passing.

To this day, Murphy still remembers the last words Monteith said to him when he and Lea Michele visited him on the set of HBO’s The Normal Heart“We hugged, and the last thing he said was ‘I love you, man, and thank you for helping me get better.’ And then the next thing I knew he was dead. It was like losing a child.”

Murphy also opened up about his other brainchild, American Horror Story. Murphy worked tirelessly to keep the theme of the sixth season a mystery, but that’s not the only secret he’s keeping. Murphy admitted he’s been working on an entirely new season that’s completely secret, but he won’t reveal if or when fans will ever see it.

“I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know. It’s like a two-year project that we’ll continue to work on the sly and not tell anybody,” Murphy revealed. “I don’t know when it will [air] but it’s also an experiment.”

“It’s a different way of doing it. It’s one person writing all episodes. I don’t know if it’s going to work but it’s like, well, let’s try that,” he continued. “We might get them done and shoot them on the sly and drop it.”