Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Netflix has canceled the TV series Glow. Previous summer, the Emmy-nominated sitcom, based on a troupe of female wrestlers, was renewed for a fourth and final season. The final season had been filming for three weeks and had finished up with one episode due to the pandemic before it was suspended in March.
Netflix revealed on Monday (5 October) that the show was canceled, saying that under social distancing steps, filming an ensemble show that was so “physically intimate” would be difficult.
Creator of the series Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch spoke to Deadline: “COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. COVID also apparently took down our show. 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 s***ty 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.”
Set in Los Angeles in the 1980s, Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, and Kate Nash are the stars of Glow, short for the Beautiful Ladies of Wrestling.
Posting photos of her castmates on Instagram, Brie reacted to the report, writing: “Going to miss this… Forever grateful to my Glow family for changing my life forever.”