GLOW is not returning for a fourth and final season. According to Deadline, the Netflix series has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, Netflix announced GLOW would return for one more season, and the cast and crew began filming at the beginning of the year.
"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," series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch said in a statement to Deadline. "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."
Flahive and Mensch also said they'll miss the "cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew," while mentioning "it was the best job." GLOW was three weeks into filming Season 4 when production was put to a halt due to the pandemic. Deadline noted that one episode was completed and production began on the second. Deadline also mentioned that GLOW is an expensive series that had a large cast. It was reported the fourth season of GLOW would not have been released until 2022.
"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 to Deadline. "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, which stands for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, started streaming on Nexflix in 2017. A few of the series regulars, were Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Britt Baron, Kate Nash, Jackie Tohn and Brittney Young. The series was a big hit for Netflix as it earned 15 Emmy nominations and three wins during its run. The third season saw the ladies of GLOW performing in Las Vegas and ended with the TV show being revived in Los Angeles.