'GLOW', TV series on women wrestlers, cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

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  • Tuesday, 06 Oct 2020

Although 'GLOW' has been cancelled, all of the series regulars have been paid in full for Season Four. Photo: Handout

GLOW will not proceed with Season Four as planned, Variety has confirmed.

The Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy series about a troupe of female professional wrestlers had originally been renewed for a fourth and final season, but plans for that season have now been scrapped due to production delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“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. “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.”

The show had been renewed for its last season last year. Production had begun on Season Four earlier this year but was shut down early on due to the pandemic. With no sign of when the series, which involves most of the lead actresses being in close proximity to each other in the ring, would be able to safely resume production, Netflix decided to pull the plug. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, all of the series regulars have been paid in full for Season Four.

“Covid has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. Covid also apparently took down our show, ” series creators Flahive and Mensch said in a statement. “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. Register to vote. And please vote.” – Reuters

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