A year ago, everything seemed alright in the world of “GLOW.” The third season was released and received strong reviews, giving Netflix the confidence to greenlight a fourth and final season. Unfortunately, no one predicted COVID would disrupt the entire world and the film industry, specifically. And so, Netflix rescinded its fourth season offer and outright canceled the series, shocking and disappointing millions of fans. But according to Alison Brie, the star of the series, she really would love one more shot to end the show, but she’s happy for what was made.
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Speaking on an upcoming episode of The Fourth Wall podcast (coming next week), Brie spoke to us about the sudden cancellation of “GLOW” and Marc Maron’s recent idea to ask Netflix for a feature-length finale to give fans closure and to find out what happened to the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
“I certainly think a [‘GLOW’] movie could tie everything up,” said Brie. “Our creators, Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, are incredible writers. And they’re so devoted to these characters that they created. I think a movie would be a great way to wrap it up. I’m a little pessimistic about it actually happening just in light of everything that’s gone on this year and how difficult it is to get anything back into production with COVID, and I’m also part of the ‘Community’ cast, who’s been trying to get a movie going for six years, so what I’m saying is don’t hold your breath because if it does happen, it might take a minute.”
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She added, “It’s definitely a bummer. I’m going to miss playing with those incredible women and Marc Maron and Chris Lowell. But you know, we’re so lucky. We’re lucky that we got to make three, to me, perfect seasons of a show. I love it so much and it will live on Netflix forever. So people can still check it out.”
Unfortunately, Brie is somewhat correct that it will likely take a while for a “GLOW” film to be greenlit. We’ve seen no mention of this possibility from Netflix and the idea that a series about female professional wrestlers fighting each other in front of big crowds does seem like an unlikely idea given the current COVID safety protocols for studio productions. That being said, there is a large fanbase for “GLOW,” so fans should keep the hope alive.