2020 sure continues to be a major bummer as it has impacted GLOW, one of Netflix’s popular and highly expensive properties, in a very disappointing way.
Deadline is reporting that Netflix has canceled the hit series before it was able to step in the ring and “go home” for it’s projected fourth and final season. The show was originally renewed back in August of 2019, but due to the logistic complications that has come with the coronavirus pandemic, GLOW won’t get it’s blow-off match.
“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,” series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch said in a statement to Deadline. “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.”
Added Flahive and Mensch, “We’ll miss our cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew. It was the best job,” ending their note to fans with a plea: “Register to vote. And please vote.”
A Netflix spokesperson also commented on the cancellation.
“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,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “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.”
Deadline does state that all of the actors did happen to be paid in full for the now ghosted season.
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