This one hits harder than a vertical suplex, despite handing out a fourth and final season order for 80s set wrestling series Glow, Netflix has reversed its decision, and the show is now cancelled. Starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron, Glow told the frequently funny story of the short-lived women's wrestling TV series Glow (Glamourous Ladies of Wrestling). While it might not have had the fanbase of Stranger Things or Orange Is the New Black, Glow was without questions, one of the streaming service's best original offerings. In a statement released via Deadline, series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch had this to say about the end of Glow;
“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 shitty 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. Register to vote. And please vote."
Production on the final season started back in February, but they were only able to complete filming on one episode before they were shut down due to the pandemic. I have to say; this is a profoundly idiotic decision from Netflix, and these characters deserved better. We've waited more than two years for new seasons of Stranger Things and Midhunter, so why not just put it on hold until it can be filmed safely. Glow was home to one of the best ensemble casts in recent years, and I do not doubt that its loyal fans would have waited.
All three seasons are available to stream on Netflix.