Canceling shows is disheartening and sad. All of this is happening primarily because of the coronavirus pandemic. Apart from fans, even creators and streaming channels are not very glad to disappoint users. The trouble that the coronavirus pandemic is giving to the entertainment industry is inclusive of raising budgets, logistics nightmare, and majorly safety concerns. GLOW is one of the shows that Netflix has canceled.
The fourth season of Glow got its renewal last year. Netflix could not go ahead with the new season and put a stop to the show. Here are all the updates about GLOW.
Why was the show canceled?
The main reason that Netflix pulled the plug is that it is getting challenging to bring it back on screen. There are four primary reasons for it.
The filming location for the show is in Los Angeles. The continuous rise in coronavirus cases in the United States makes it one of the major issues to start filming or production. The cast did return to film the fourth season in early 2020. The lockdown in Los Angeles is removed, but it is still tricky with the social distancing constraints. The risk of infection is too high, and the show has to scrape off.
The full form of GLOW is Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which means that the show involves numerous wrestling scenes. This poses a security threat to everyone on set. Getting so close or being on a personal level with anyone during filming will be risky and involve a lengthy safety process. The risk of COVID is so high that people will not consider the physical elements of a drama.
Fans were hoping Netflix to delay the filming rather than scraping it off altogether. Netflix’s concern is also essential, where they state that whenever there is a massive gap between the two seasons of a show, the number of audiences falls drastically. This will happen in the case of GLOW as well. Reducing the audience base and going on with the show is not a healthy option for the streaming service, especially considering the enormous investment.
Another important reason for the cancellation of the show is the high budget structures. GLOW is a not a low-budget project but is one of the most expensive Netflix productions. The star cast has famous names, have beautiful costumes, and extensive fight sequences. All of this also involves a massive set up and doing it with all the security guidelines is going to be difficult and costly.
What is the show all about?
There are a total of three seasons, along with 30 episodes in total. The story revolves around Alison Brie as Ruth Wager, who is a struggling actress. The show is set in 1985 in Los Angeles. Ruth is competing in auditions for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), a professional wrestling program. The events follow from there.
GLOW is a show with a considerable fanbase. Netflix will not continue with it, but there is a huge possibility that some other streaming channel picks it up. This has happened in the past as well, so you can hope for the best.