GLOW brought together an unlikely band of people who set out to bring attention to women’s wrestling, however, the final season has been cancelled despite beginning production.
Production of the fourth and final season of GLOW was halted in March due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many had expected the filming of the show that stars Alison Brie and Marc Maron to begin once again as soon as regulations and concerns had eased. However, creators of the show Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch have now confirmed that Netflix has cancelled production of the wrestling series permanently, citing the pandemic as the primary reason.
The creators of the show released a statement to Deadline, that addressed the news:
“COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. COVID also apparently took down our show.”
Flahive and Mensch went on to add:
“Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of GLOW. We were handed the creative freedom to make a complicated comedy about women and tell their stories. And wrestle. And now that’s gone. There’s a lot of sh*tty things happening in the world that are much bigger than this right now. But it still sucks that we don’t get to see these 15 women in a frame together again.”
While the creators have rightly drawn attention to the ongoing global pandemic, many fans have been disappointed by the news.
GLOW appears to be the latest victim of Netflix’s cancellations and, understandably, fans who expected the last season to say goodbye to their favourite characters are upset.
At least there will always be the memories.
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