Netflix cancels GLOW

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/10/05/netflix-cancels-glow/

Netflix will not be proceeding with the filming of season four of GLOW as the show has been cancelled, per Deadline. The next season of the show was scheduled to be its final season and it’s noted in the article that the show’s cancellation is COVID-19 related.

Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the series creators issued a statement to Deadline about the cancellation and how much they’ll miss working the cast that included Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Kia Stevens (Awesome Kong) and Marc Maron.

“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.

We’ll miss our cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew. It was the best job.”

GLOW was three weeks into filming before the production shut down in March. They had one episode in the can and were working on a second episode. It’s noted in the Deadline article that GLOW was up against high COVID-related costs for their cast of 20 people and that, along with the uncertainty of the world amid the pandemic made the budget too costly. The site added that the earliest the fourth season would’ve premiered would have been 2022.

Well that sucks. I hate when shows are not able to end creatively speaking the way the writers intended. Too bad they can’t at least do a special to give some closure.

I used to watch an awesome show on HBO called “Hello Ladies” and it was cancelled after 8 episodes. HBO still brought it back for a movie to give the viewer closure. Hopefully down the road NETFLIX do something.

Please keep in mind that I am saying this without yet seeing all of season 3, so maybe it did end on a perfect note but I am not aware, though I doubt it if they intended on a 3rd season.

Surprising

I thought netflix was kinda okay with throwing money around. Sucks for glow this is when they decide to tighten their belts.

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It definitely sucks. I think the biggest issue was that they had to shut down production because of Covid and it went on hold. Had the season been delayed, it probably wouldn’t have cost as much and still had a shot at returning. But because they started filming, it probably became an insurance nightmare.

Really sucks.

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Bummer. Would love to see the a Network pick it up to finish the final season in a year or two when this is all over.

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I feel incredibly lucky to have gotten three seasons of the show. On no other Network/streaming platform would they have given them as much time and leeway as they got to make one of the quirkiest comedies I can remember.

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This is why I hate investing time in American tv shows. So many get cancelled without reaching a conclusion.

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