‘Glee: Triumph, Truth, and Tragedy’: All About the Controversial Documentary

New documentary tackling the darker side of 'Glee' to premiere on HBO Max.

Isabel Cara

Glee became a television and cultural phenomenon in most parts of the world. Its amusing musical plot gripped everyone from the very beginning. The joy and talent of actors that no one knew at the time, made this production created by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Brad Falchuk, became one of the most popular.

However, as much as we always saw smiles, this series hid a dark side behind the cameras, which we will be able to witness in the controversial documentary Glee: Triumph, Truth, and Tragedy.

What Is Glee: Triumph, Truth, and Tragedy About?

The documentary focuses on the pressure that followed the protagonists of Glee since it premiered in 2009 and jumped to fame. Their life went from a dream to a nightmare, and not just the cast, but the entire crew of the series.

“Glee was a cultural phenomenon of a generation that courageously confronted social conventions and sparked debates about sexuality, race, disability, and family. The episodes brought joy to many people but failed to escape the obscurity of Hollywood and the frenzy of nascent social media,” commented Jason Sarlanis, president of Investigative and True Crime Content for TV Linear and Streaming, on the matter.

When and Where Will the Glee Documentary Be Released

This project that unmasked the series that stole the hearts of millions, will premiere this May 19 on HBO Max. All this will be unraveled with testimonials from family, friends, and professionals involved in the project.

Are you ready to learn the truth behind one of the most popular series of all time?

Story written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva