To paraphrase the show’s creators when they learned of Netflix’s decision to not proceed with filming a fourth and final series of GLOW, COVID-19 has done much, much worse than cancel a dramedy based on the 1980s women’s wrestling promotion.
But it’s still a bummer.
Netflix decided to renew the award-winning show for one last run back in August of 2019 after the release of its third season. But Deadline broke the news a short time ago that with the pandemic placing production on hold, the streaming giant decided not to bring back Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Kia “Awesome Kong” Stevens, and the whole wacky gang back for a fourth season to wrap things up.
Which is a shame, because it’s very rare to get mainstream entertainment that doesn’t treat our beloved pastime as a joke. And amazingly it’s still pretty rare to get smart, funny shows populated with a diverse group of female characters. What’s more, season three definitely did not tie things up, so if you were invested in the fate of Debbie’s future as a producer and a mother, or Ruth and Sam’s relationship, or Shiela’s journey of self-discovery & self-acceptance, or Cherry striving to achieve her career goals while being a good partner to Keith, or...
Like I said. It’s a bummer.
Oh well. Sometimes the babyfaces don’t kick out before the referee counts three.
Thanks for entertaining us instead of mocking us GLOW.