IN PHOTOS: 'Glee' cast says goodbye as show tapes final episodes

MANILA, Philippines – It's the end of an era. The cast of Glee recently bid farewell to their fans via thank you messages and photos posted on social media. 

Glee will end in March this year, after a 6-season run. 

Lea Michele, who plays the lead Rachel Berry, posted two more photos with the cast members and the show’s thank you banner made by Paramount. A Glee carnival was put up for the show's final taping.

My boys. — Lea Michele (@msleamichele) February 21, 2015

Glee! — Lea Michele (@msleamichele) February 21, 2015 

She also tweeted a photo of the cast together.

Forever my family. — Lea Michele (@msleamichele) February 21, 2015


Matthew Morrison channeled his character Will Schuester, McKinley High School’s well-loved teacher, in thanking the fans.

"We were all raised by different parents, but we grew up together in the Glee Club" - Will Shuester #ThankYouGleeFans — Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison) February 21, 2015

"Our work here is done. There Is only one thing left to do. Say goodbye." -Will Schuester #ThankYouGleeFans — Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison) February 21, 2015

"Who cares what happens when we get there, when the getting the has been so much fun!" -Will Schuester. #ThankYouGleeFans — Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison) February 21, 2015 

Darren Criss also thanked the fans, especially the supporters of Blaine and Kurt (Chris Colfer) – or their couple nickname, Klaine. 

Today is my last day of working on #Glee. Along with the entire cast, crew, and production team. It has been the privilege of a lifetime... — Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) February 21, 2015

Thank you all for your enthusiasm, your hard work, and your kindness. I'm so proud and feel so fortunate to have been a part of this family. — Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) February 21, 2015


And to our beloved #Gleeks - you changed our lives as much as you think we changed yours... Thank you for supporting us all these years-We u — Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) February 21, 2015

Kevin McHale and Amber Riley also shared photos of the farewell party inside Paramount studios. embed /" width="100%" height="640" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"> 

"Thank you Paramount for letting me and my friends hang out here for the past 6 years. You can have 5 of your stages back now," Kevin wrote. embed /" width="100%" height="640" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"> 

"Best party ever! #gleegoodbye," Amber wrote.

Becca Tobin  meanwhile posted this: embed /" width="100%" height="640" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"> 

"We are saying goodbye to Glee today so I wanted to post a few of my favorite pics from over the years," Becca captioned.

Glee premiered its final season January 9 in the United States.  In the final season, Rachel Berry returns to McKinley High School to help resurrect the Glee Club, after her TV career did not take off. In the latest episode of the show, couples Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana ( Naya Rivera) Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) had a double wedding celebration.

The show lost its male lead, Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson, Rachel Berry's boyfriend, in 2013. Cory and Lea dated in real life, and were in a relationship at the time of Cory's death. 

In an interview with People, Darren and Kurt said they did not expect the amount of support for their tandem on the show.

"This is something that kind of grew legs of its own and it has now become not so much the relationship that our characters have on the show, but, like, this other creature ..."  Darren said.

"It's like the Kraken!"  Kurt added.

"It's this monstrous thing that can do big things – but it's also a little scary!" Darren said.

Glee ends in March. Will you be sad to see it go or do you think the show is way past its prime? Let us know in the comments below. –