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COVID-19 Takes Down Netflix Series “GLOW”

Netflix’s beloved wrestling dramedy series GLOW has officially been cancelled. Deadline reports that the popular show, based on the 1980s women’s professional wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, will not return for their fourth and final season.

GLOW series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch stated to Deadline, “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****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 their best job,” adds Flahive and Mensch.

Deadline notes that GLOW was three weeks into into filming its final season earlier this year, with one episode already completed. Production was halted in mid-March as nationwide lockdowns were enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The production also faced other challenges, including the “physical requirements of wrestling” and high production costs.

A number of GLOW‘s stars, including Alison Brie, Marc Maron and Britt Baron bid farewell to the Emmy-nominated series. All of the series’ regular cast members have been “paid for Season 4 in full.”

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Candace Cordelia has been an on-camera interviewer and writer for In The Zone since the Summer of 2020. Candace's journalism experience includes writing for the New York Daily News and ABC Radio, where she also conducted celebrity interviews and audio production/editing for ABC Radio's national radio affiliates across the country. Her on-camera experience involves working as a backstage/in-ring interviewer with a number of independent wrestling promotions and as an actress. Candace is dedicated to bringing combat sports and eSports news to the In The Zone universe.

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