Netflix dropped the surprise announcement that it has cancelled its Emmy-nominated comedy “GLOW.” The series had previously been renewed for a fourth season, and had already gone into production before the COVID-19 pandemic halted its progress. A Netflix spokesperson said in a statement: “We’ve made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of GLOW due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging.”
Production on “GLOW’s” fourth and final season resumed in Los Angeles in February, however only one episode was completed before stay-at-home orders went into effect in L.A. County, shutting down production. “GLOW” co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch shed additional light on why the show had to be canceled: “COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. COVID also apparently took down our show. Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of GLOW.”
The ensemble series presented a fictionalized account of the 1980s show “The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” a group of women and a couple of men who try their best to make it in the world by faking it in the ring. Season 3 of GLOW began streaming in August 2019 and ended on a cliffhanger that saw the women leave their Las Vegas lifestyle behind with many characters going their separate ways.
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