Netflix has cancelled the fourth season of GLOW, going back on its deal to renew the series in August 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As reported by Deadline, the series was about three weeks into filming the season when production had to be paused due to the pandemic, with one episode completed and another underway.
Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the series’ creators, issued the following statement:
“COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. COVID also apparently took down our show. Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of GLOW. 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**tty 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. We’ll miss our cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew. It was the best job. Register to vote. And please vote.”
A Netflix spokesperson made the following statement:
“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.”