Netflix Cancels Glow After Renewing For Fourth Season

Two females from Glow
Credit: Netflix

It seems 2020 is the year of our favorite shows canceled. The entertainment industry has been massively affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and Netflix’s Glow is the latest victim. While fans of the show were excited for the fourth and final season of the show, the streaming service has changed its mind and now won’t be going ahead with any more episodes…

The Emmy-nominated series had been renewed last summer for a fourth and final season. The team had even started filming, as the final season started shooting for three weeks. Fans will be disappointed to know that one new episode had even wrapped. Filming had to end in March due to the pandemic, but now the cast and crew will not be re-joining to finish what they started.

The Glow cast
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Glow became one of Netflix’s first smash hits on the platform…

The comedy is set in Los Angeles during the 80s, starring Alison Brie, Kate Nash, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron. Glow, which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, focused on the females making a name for themselves. But the story has now sadly had to end at season three, with Alison Brie announcing on her Instagram: “Going to miss this… Forever grateful to my Glow family for changing my life forever”.

Netflix announced that they have had to cancel Glow because the show was ‘physically intimate’. Social distancing measures have made the series impossible to shoot, as the women wrestle with each other in close proximity. The series creators spoke to Deadline to say: “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”.

The Glow ladies wrestling
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This comes in the same week that Netflix has also cancelled Teenage Bounty Hunters. Despite hitting the Top 10 list back in August, the company has decided to not go any further with the show. Could so many shows being canceled at Netflix cause users to switch to another service?

Good news for once – at least Stranger Things has resumed filming!