GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), Netflix’s Emmy-winning sitcom, had already been renewed for a fourth and, sadly, last season. With the promise of more outrageous ’80s hairstyles, award-winning stunt work, and female-focused friendship, Gorgeous Ladies fans were overjoyed to learn that the wrestlers would return for one final match, with a cast that included Community’s Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Sydelle Noel among others.
The COVID-19 pandemic, on the other hand, caused significant delays in production due to lockdown and filming limitations, despite the fact that GLOW appeared to have narrowly avoided the Netflix three-season curse at the time of its release.
However, despite the fact that the crew managed to finish season four’s first episode before lockdown, it now appears that fans will not be able to watch it.
Why Was Glow Season 4 Cancelled by Netflix?
Season four of GLOW will be shelved in October 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 industry slowdown, according to the website Deadline.
“COVID has killed actual humans,” GLOW co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch told the publication. It is a national catastrophe, and it should be the center of our attention. COVID appears to have taken down our show as well. GLOW’s final season will not be filmed, according to Netflix’s executive decision.
In order to construct a sophisticated comedy about women and tell their tales, we were given a complete creative license. In addition, wrestle. And that’s no longer the case. There are a lot of s***ty things happening in the world right now that are much more significant than this one. The fact that we will never see these 15 women in a single shot together is nevertheless a disappointment.”
“We’ll miss our cast of strange clowns and our heroic staff,” Flahive and Mensch said in a statement. “It was the best job I’d ever had.”
The show’s fourth season was originally announced in September 2019, when the cast and crew also stated that it would be the show’s final season.
According to sources, the production was originally scheduled to begin in February 2020 and conclude in May 2020. On Alison Brie’s Instagram account in February, we also got our first glimpse of a wrestling training ring. By the time the COVID-19 outbreak halted production, the first episode had supposedly been completed and the second episode had begun filming, reports said.
If past seasons are any indication, GLOW season four was likely slated for release in the summer of 2020, however that was prior to the show’s discontinuation following lockdown.
What Was Going to Happen in Glow Season 4?
GLOW is a television series that follows the personal and professional lives of a group of women who reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Ruth appears to have refused their close friend Debbie’s offer of a directing job in order to pursue acting. Carmen has left the GLOW gang, Sam is now making films with his daughter, and Carmen has departed the group.
So, season four was expected to have a radically different feel, with the girls returning to Los Angeles to star in Debbie’s new wrestling show, which she and Bash now own as a result of their partnership with a television network. The wrestlers were expected to take on new characters as part of GLOW’s television relaunch, as well as deal with a slew of personal difficulties during their time on the show. Because of the dramatic cliffhanger that wrapped season three, show creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch were (previously) overjoyed to learn that season four had been ordered.
It remains to be seen whether or not Flahive and his colleagues were fools for not putting an end to the season at the end of last year’s season finale. This has been our approach throughout the season, where we’ve sort of left everything on the field.
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This show has a large heart, a big cast, and a big story to tell, and we are not going to let other people dictate how far we can go with it. We are unable to do so due to the fact that it would be unfair to what we are attempting. We’d love to have the opportunity to bring the show to a conclusion that is satisfying.”
Who Was in the Cast of Glow Season 4?
In the film, Alison Brie will star as Ruth ‘Zoya the Destroya’ Wilder, with Betty Gilpin portraying her erstwhile close friend Debbie ‘Liberty Belle’ Eagan. Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin will appear together for the first time. Sydelle Noel from Arrow was set to repeat her role as Cherry ‘Black Magic’ Bang, and singer Kate Nash was set to reprise her part as Rhonda ‘Britannica’ Richardson.
Other cast members who were expected to return included Marc Maron (Sam Sylvia), Britt Baron (Justine “Scab” Biagi), Gayle Rankin (Sheila “the She-Wolf”), and Kia Stevens (Tammé “The Welfare Queen”).
Is There a Trailer for Glow Season 4?
There was a small teaser trailer that was published prior to the cancellation of the season.
However, there was some bad news thrown in there as well, as Netflix stated that this would be the series’ final season. The announcement that GLOW would be formally canceled due to the global pandemic in October 2020, however, was nothing compared to the news that arrived in September 2019.