Despite an outcry from fans who want to see “GLOW” given the chance to conclude with a movie, series star Alison Brie isn’t holding out too much hope…
The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos across the film and television industry with hundreds of series and movies delayed, pushed back or otherwise postponed once productions were shut down earlier this year. Sadly one of the show hit hardest by the pandemic was “GLOW” — the Netflix series based loosely on an all-women’s professional wrestling league from the 1980’s.
While “GLOW” had been picked up for a fourth and final season by the streaming service, Netflix ultimately decided to pull the plug and cancel the show after the first couple of episodes had already been filmed. Out of an abundance of caution for COVID-19 protocols due to the very physical nature of filming required for this series, Netflix crunched the numbers and felt like cancelling “GLOW” was the better financial move in the long run.
That didn’t stop fans of the show from taking aim at Netflix for ending “GLOW” before the show had the chance to reach a proper conclusion. Almost immediately after the cancellation, there were calls for a potential two-hour “GLOW” movie that would allow the story to come to a real end.
Well according to series star Alison Brie, no one should be holding out for a “GLOW” movie any time soon, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on right now with no signs of letting 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,” Brie said when speaking to “The Fourth Wall” podcast.
“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.”
“GLOW” star Marc Maron also pushed for a movie just days after the series was cancelled because the writers behind the show had already figured out how the show was expected to end. While a two-hour film would be a condensed version of that, at least fans of “GLOW’ could say goodbye to the series in the right way.
Unfortunately it remains unknown if Netflix has any interest whatsoever in reuniting the cast of “GLOW” for a movie to conclude the series. At least the first three seasons of the show are still available to watch on Netflix.