World News – US – Netflix pulls the plug on GLOW’s fourth and final season – ComingSoonnet


With the global pandemic that sees the streaming platform forced to assess which productions to fund and which to cancel, Netflix has chosen not to continue the previously announced fourth and final season of GLOW, according to Deadline

« COVID has killed real humans It’s a national tragedy and should be our priority COVID has also apparently pulled our show Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of GLOW, » said the creators of the series Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch in a press release « We were given the creative freedom to do a complicated comedy about women and tell their stories And fight And now it’s gone There’s a lot of shitty things going on in the world that’s way more important than that right now But it always sucks that we can’t see these 15 women again in a frame together « 

Inspired by the short-lived but beloved ’80s series, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an unemployed and struggling 1980s Los Angeles actress who finds her last chance at stardom when she’s immersed in the shimmering, spandex world of female wrestling.As well as working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the company to have a baby, to be reinstated at work when her perfect life isn’t what it seems And behind the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a failed B-movie director who now has to lead this group of women on their way to wrestling celebrity

« We have made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of GLOW due to COVID, which makes filming this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast particularly difficult, » a carrier said. Netflix word in a press release “We are so grateful to creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, Jenji Kohan and all of the writers, actors and crew for sharing this story about the amazing women of GLOW with us and the world. »

Brie (Community, Sleeping With Other People) plays with Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie, True Story) and Marc Maron (Almost Famous, Marc Maron: Thinky Pain) Breeda Wool (UnReal, Mr Mercedes) has also signed on for a role recurring in Season 3 alongside Geena Davis GLOW was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds) Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann, executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch who serve as showrunners

The fourth and final season was supposed to consist of ten episodes and had around three weeks of production and completed one episode before it had to shut down in mid-March due to the global pandemic With the series’ wrestling nature and its filming in Los Angeles proving difficult amid new health practices and even more expensive than the already expensive budget, sources report that Netflix chose to cut the take while filming the last season, especially with there expected to be a two and a half year gap between the release which the platform said would see a drop in public interest

GLOW marks Netflix’s third season to be canceled by the streaming platform after initially being renewed for another season, the acclaimed teenage mystery dramas The Society and I Am Not Okay With This have both canceled their second season renewal « due to COVID-related circumstances »

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