The drama series “GLOW” on Netflix convinces with strong women and follows the lives of female wrestlers in three seasons. Can fans hope for GLOW season 4?
“GLOW” is set in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Job-seeking actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) gets an engagement on the titular wrestling show. She unexpectedly receives help from her friend Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin). But she has completely different intentions, because Ruth had an affair with Debbie’s husband, after which he divorced her. Debbie sees her chance to retaliate. So far, viewers have been able to watch the unusual series in three seasons on Netflix. GLOW Season 4, however, has been a long time coming and is fueling the rumor mill for a continuation of the series.
GLOW Season 4 on the horizon?
The dramedy series “GLOW” started in 2017 with ten episodes on the streaming platform Netflix and caused a positive response from the audience. One reason was that strong female characters acted as the main protagonists, making a clear statement in the wake of the gender debate. Fans were also pleased to see familiar faces paying a visit to the series: In the third season, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis starred in five episodes. Some real-life wrestling stars also make cameo appearances in “GLOW,” such as Kia Stevens. Hopes are high that GLOW Season 4 could shine with the same celebrity support! However, the prevailing pandemic has thrown a wrench in the production’s plans.
GLOW Season 4: Production ended
Due to the Corona pandemic, Netflix is halting GLOW Season 4, which is already in development, due to rising costs to meet sanitation requirements Variety reported. With 15 actresses being part of the main cast of the series, the measures to comply with the restrictions are impossible.
GLOW Season 4 Release Date
At the same time, the delay in the production process would mean that there would be no thought of a release before 2022 and mean the end for GLOW season 4. Netflix is letting “GLOW” end with season 3. Small consolation: The story ends with a well-rounded conclusion and dismisses fans with an early but conciliatory finale.
GLOW Canceled By Netflix
Series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch said in a statement to Deadline. “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 sh*tty 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.”
If Netflix changes their desicion on cancelling the show we will get see the GLOW Season 4 by the end of 2023.
GLOW Season 4 Trailer
No trailer for GLOW season 4 has been released yet. We will update here when it’s released.
GLOW Plot and Background
Tragicomic series about a group of young women who build a professional wrestling television show in the 1980s.
Thirty-something Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) is trying to get a foothold as an actress in Los Angeles in 1985, but she only ever gets booked for minor roles. Meanwhile, she has real money problems and has to watch how she keeps her head above water. When one day her agency sends her to an old gym, she stumbles unprepared into an audition for a TV show called “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” or “GLOW” for short. Director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) is trying to fill a niche with the novel TV show – because wrestling is still dominated by men across the country.
The audition doesn’t go according to plan for Ruth, however. Sylvia recognizes her acting potential, but can’t use anyone who isn’t in training. In her financial straits, however, Ruth doesn’t want to let the rejection go to her. Prepared, she returns and happens to meet her best friend Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), with whose husband Ruth is having an affair. When the ladies fight in the ring because of this, Sylvia is thrilled and hires them both on the spot. Within a few weeks, the director now has to make sure that the group of actresses, models, dancers and stuntwomen turns into a professional wrestling group.
The characters of the series are fictional, but the TV show “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” really existed. In 1985, when “World Wrestling Association” promoter David B. McLane observed how the public reacted to women’s wrestling, he went to Hollywood and held an audition, which was attended by nearly 500 women. As in the series, his “lovely ladies of wrestling” consisted largely of actresses and dancers. The show ran on several American TV stations starting in 1986 and was produced for four years.