In an exclusive by Deadline, they have confirmed that the Emmy Award-winning show will not be returning. GLOW was originally renewed for a fourth and final season in August 2019.
As a result of the current COVID pandemic, it will not complete production which was three weeks into filming when production was suspended. This had the first episode complete and was into the second episode.
Series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch told Deadline the following:
“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.
The safety concerns seemed to be the biggest reason to pull the plug on the show. A show that involves the direct physical contact in the ring was something they wanted to avoid to make sure the virus wouldn’t spread. If they went forward with the show, it wouldn’t have aired until at least 2022. This would make it two and a half years after the third season ended.
A Netflix spokesperson told Deadline the following:
“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.”
GLOW was originally created in 2017 and focused on the premise of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) from the 1980s. The original GLOW came from the same creator who is behind Women of Wrestling (WOW).
It is being reported that the series regulars of GLOW have been paid in full for Season 4.
Former IMPACT Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie confirmed that she was part of Season 4.
Full credit of the interview and transcripts goes to Deadline. You can read the entire interview by clicking here.
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