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The GLOW of Netflix has been extinguished permanently, according to Netflix.
The fourth and final season of GLOW was supposed to begin production in Mid-March, but was postponed. Due to the size of the cast, and the intimate surroundings, Netflix made the heartbreaking decision to cancel.
"We’ve made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of GLOW due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging. We are so grateful to creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, Jenji Kohan and all the writers, cast and crew for sharing this story about the incredible women of GLOW with us and the world."
A spokesperson for Netflix went on to say that more focus needs to be put on battling coronavirus.
Before canceling, production of the show was postponed until 2021. If they had followed those plans, season 4 would have premiered in 2022. The entire cast of GLOW has been paid for season 4. Sadly, we will not get any closure to the storylines.
GLOW, or Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, follows a group of female wrestlers as they shatter the glass ceiling in the 1980s. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is actually not a fictitious group. In the 1980s, GLOW made a name for themselves in a male-dominated field. WWE's own Ivory was a member of GLOW.
As a 20+ year fan of wrestling, I am deeply saddened by the show canceling early. I understand their standpoint, and I would have probably made the same decision if I were in their shoes. As a fan, it sucks to not have closure. I was looking forward to season 4.
I would like to thank the cast and crew of GLOW for showcasing a pivotal moment in wrestling HERstory.
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