Netflix’s hit women wrestling series GLOW has been cancelled amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
As the television industry reels from the fallout from the ongoing pandemic, GLOW creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch confirmed that their show was coming to an end.
Speaking to Deadline, the creators revealed that Netflix has reversed the decision to push forward with the fourth and final season, despite agreeing to production over a year ago.
In a statement to the publication, the showrunners spoke of their devastation that the Emmy award winning show would no longer go ahead.
“COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus,” Liz and Carly explained.
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“COVID also apparently took down our show. Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of GLOW . ”
The co-creators were also sad to learn their talented cast, that included Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron, would not be able to reunite on screen.
They added: “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****y 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.”
In a final message to fans, Liz and Carly added: “Register to vote. And please vote.”
A representative for Netflix has been contacted for comment.
GLOW, which stood for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, was inspired by the actual 1980s group of female pro wrestlers in Los Angeles.
Netflix’s comedy drama centered on a fictional story set in the 1980s that sees a group of misfit budding performers come together and train in the wrestling ring.
Initially released in 2017, the show ran for three successful seasons before being renewed in September 2019 for the finale.
Filming for the fourth season was already underway when production was halted in March because of the pandemic outbreak.
The show earned 15 Emmy nominations and three wins during the last three seasons.
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