Netflix Cancels Final Season of “Glow”

Marianna Palka, Jackie Tohn, Alison Brie, Sydelle Noel, Betty Gilpin, Ellen Wong, and Gayle Rankin in "GLOW"

After announcing that Glow would be returning for a fourth and final season more than a year ago, in August 2019, Netflix has reversed the renewal.

The Emmy-nominated wresting drama was inspired by the short-lived 1980 wresting TV show of the same name, which stood for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”.

The series starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Sydelle Noel, Kate Nash, Britney Young, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, Sunita Mani, Jackie Tohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Britt Baron, Rebekka Johnson, Ellen Wong, Chris Lowell, Marianna Palka, Shakira Barrera, and Bashir Salahuddin, is about a troupe of female professional wrestlers.

Netflix has decided to scrap the fourth and final season due to production delays caused by the COVOD-19 pandemic.

“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.”

Glow joins the list of Netflix shows, including The Society and I Am Not Okay With This, that have had their renewals reversed due to the pandemic.