“GLOW,” the award-winning Netflix series based on the 1980s promotion “Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling,” has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deadline reports that the show, which was in the middle of filming the fourth season before the pandemic shut the production down, was canceled. GLOW series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch issued a statement to Deadline talking about the decision:
“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 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.”
Netflix confirmed the news to Deadline as well, saying it was a difficult decision to make:
“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.”