Netflix’s GLOW canceled as coronavirus concerns put production to an abrupt end


Netflix’s hit women’s wrestling series GLOW has been canceled amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.As the television industry recovers from the fallout from the ongoing pandemic, GLOW creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch have confirmed their show is coming to an end.

Speaking to Deadline, the creators revealed that Netflix rescinded the decision to go ahead with the fourth and final season, despite accepting production over a year ago.

In a statement to the publication, the showrunners spoke of their devastation that the Emmy-winning show would no longer be moving forward.

“COVID has killed real humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus, ”explained Liz and Carly.

GLOW has been canceled due to the pandemic

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“COVID also deleted our show. Netflix has decided not to complete filming on the final season of GLOW. . »

The co-creators were also sad to learn that their talented cast, which included Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron, would not be able to come together on screen.

They added, “We had the creative freedom to do a complicated comedy about women and tell their stories. And struggle. And now it’s gone.

GLOW ran for three successful seasons before being discontinued

The Netflix show featured a host of famous faces among the cast

“There is a lot going on in the world that is much more important than that right now. But it still sucks not to see these 15 women together. ”

“We will miss our cast of bizarre clowns and our heroic team. It was the best job.

In a final message to fans, Liz and Carly added, “Register to vote. And please vote.

A representative from Netflix has been contacted for comment.

GLOW, which stood for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, was inspired by the 1980s Los Angeles professional wrestling group.

GLOW won three awards and was nominated for 15 Emmys

Netflix’s comedy-drama centers around a fictional story set in the 1980s, in which a group of unsuitable aspiring performers come together and train in the wrestling ring.

Originally released in 2017, the show ran for three successful seasons before being renewed in September 2019 for the finale.

Filming for the fourth season was already underway when production was halted in March due to the pandemic outbreak.

The show has garnered 15 Emmy nominations and three wins in the past three seasons.

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