Netflix have decided to cancel popular women’s wrestling drama ‘Glow’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wrestling dramedy GLOW has been canceled by Netflix, despite already being renewed for a fourth and final season. Series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch announced the devastating news in an official statement, take a look below.
“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. 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 shitty 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. We’ll miss our cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew. It was the best job.” said Flahive and Mensch in a joint statement.
Netflix themselves have also issued 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. We are so grateful to creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, Jenji Kohan and all the writers, cast and crew for sharing this story about the incredible women of GLOW with us and the world.” they said.
GLOW was a comedy-drama based on the characters and gimmicks of the 1980s women’s professional wrestling promotion, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The show enjoyed three series. The fourth season was about three weeks into filming, having completed one episode before production was stopped in mid-March due to the global pandemic.
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