Just when you thought the pandemic could not cause any more damage, it finds a way to surprise you. Earlier this month, news broke out that Netflix has decided to cancel the fourth final season of its Glow series. This was the show that brought viewers back to the 1980s with a large female ensemble cast portraying a wrestling troupe.
Glow Puts the Focus on Female-Centered Comedy Drama
Many praise the show for being bold yet goofy, as well as emotionally sharp and realistic about women in the 1980s. The story follows a professional wrestling show known as GLOW – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, including the personal and professional lives of the many characters you’ll see in this show as they navigate the 1980s Southern Nevada and California.
Netflix Pulled the Plug on the Series
Glow was set for a final fourth season but production had to be stopped at the get-go due to the pandemic. Although there was some material already shot, Netflix decided not to finish filming the last season. In their official statement, the streaming service explained that “shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast” would be especially “challenging.” Fans worldwide, and the actors themselves, were devastated by this news, saying that this abrupt end “feels like a real loss.”
Ruth and Debbie (the ex-best friends), who find themselves part of the GLOW show and learn to co-exist, their cynical director Sam, and the entire cast of colorful characters will surely be missed.
Glow Isn’t the Only Canceled Show
In addition to Glow, Netflix has also announced the cancelation of another one of its female-focused comedy-drama series — Teenage Bounty Hunters. The tale of the charming teenage twin sisters who hunt for criminals while also going to school won’t go past the season one it would seem. Why is Netflix postponing some shows and canceling others? We’re yet to find out.