COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc upon the entertainment industry, and Netflix‘s GLOW is its latest victim. The streaming juggernaut canceled the ’80s dramedy despite a previous renewal for a fourth and final season. Deadline cites that the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic was the final nail in the show’s coffin. Netflix made the decision over a year ago to grant GLOW a final season. 

Series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch delivered a statement to Deadline. Here’s what they had to say: 

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. Register to vote. And please vote.

RELATED: Read all of our GLOW reviews here!

GLOW was three weeks into filming Season Four when production was suspended in mid-March. One episode was in the can while Episode Two was underway. Of course, not even Netflix was immune to the massive financial hits courtesy of COVID-19. GLOW was already an expensive show for the streaming service, especially since it boasted a cast of over 20 people. Sources believed the earliest the show could return would be 2022. Unfortunately, Netflix felt that, after such a large gap between seasons, audience turnout might be too low to justify another go-round. 

Thankfully, all involved have been paid in full for their contributions to Season Four. 

Netflix also decided to put the kibosh on The Society and I Am Not Okay With This, with reasons pertaining to COVID-19. 

My humble opinion? This officially bites. GLOW was such a bright spot on the Netflix roster. To be granted a proper ending and then have Netflix reverse that decision feels like figurative whiplash. I am not okay with this! 

What do you think of Netflix’s decision to cancel GLOW? Sound off in the comments below!



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