Glee exec Ryan Murphy has dropped hints about the show's fourth season.

Speaking to Vulture Murphy suggested that the upcoming episodes will take the characters back to their early "underdog" status.

He said: "I will say the story for season four gets back to the underdog status [for the characters]. And that will appease people, maybe.

"Sometimes I feel that you can't win. It's just a volatile group of people that watch it, and for that, I like their passion."

Murphy continued to explain that he knows what the very final scene of the show will be saying: "Even though Glee is sometimes a hard road, I am very excited about writing a multi-year arc.

"For example, Rachel Berry, meeting her as you did, hopefully by the end of her journey she will be a star. That's a very long, long period.

"I know where she'll end up; I know what the last scene will be."