Netflix has reversed its decision on a fourth (and final) season of wrestling dramedy “GLOW” due to complications in production caused by coronavirus. “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,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.. “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.”
All of the series regulars have been paid for the fourth season in full.
Said creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch in a 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.”
The series, which won three Emmy Awards, centered on a crew of women working as performative wrestlers, requiring a great deal of physical contact that made “shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging,” Thirty episodes in total were produced.