Could ‘GLOW’ return for a follow-up movie?

Photo: Rebekka Johnson, Jackie Tohn, Kia Stevens.. GLOW: Season 3.. Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix
Photo: Rebekka Johnson, Jackie Tohn, Kia Stevens.. GLOW: Season 3.. Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix /

Fans of Netflix’s acclaimed wrestling dramedy are still wounded by the decision to “unrenew” GLOW Season 4. Could Netflix make a movie instead?

Fans are reeling over the recent cancellation of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed wrestling dramedy GLOW. After getting renewed for a fourth and final season, the streaming service backpedaled and opted to reverse their renewal decision, citing high COVID-related production costs as the primary reason to ax GLOW Season 4.

On Saturday, Deadline reported that cast had gathered for the first time since the heartbreaking cancellation decision. Along with encouraging fans to participate in voting initiatives like HeadCount and #GoodToVote, they discussed the possibility of a follow-up movie to close out the storylines left hanging at the end of GLOW Season 3.

What does the cast think about a film instead of GLOW Season 4?

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During the livestream event, the cast seemed excited about the idea.

Marc Maron said he had seen a petition floating around and added that it “would probably solve the problem. It would be fun to do, it would be easy to do, but who the f–k knows what they’re going to do. I think it’s a great idea, and I hope people rally enough behind it to raise the interests of the executives over there.”

Moderator Jessica Radloff asked the other cast members, including Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie, if they would be interested in reuniting for a GLOW film and “the stars responded with a resounding ‘hell yes,’ wrote Deadline.

What would a GLOW Season 4 film entail?

GLOW Season 4 went on hiatus due to COVID-19 back in March, after they had started filming on the proposed final season. Reportedly, they had finished filming one episode and were beginning the second when production shut down.

Could they retool the premiere episode and use it as a jumping-off point for a potential final film? If so, it could even save Netflix some money since some of the footage would already be filmed.

GLOW Season 4
Photo: Marc Maron, Alison Brie. GLOW: Season 3. Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix /

There is a precedent for wrap-up films and finale movies on Netflix.

The idea of Netflix changing course on GLOW and choosing to make a film to give fans closure isn’t out of the realm of possibilities. Netflix previously did it for Sense8; another beloved series canceled too soon.

At least with Sense8, fans weren’t given false hope in the shape of a renewal — only to have it taken away. It seems only fair that they would give the writers and cast a chance to close out the story at some time in the future if they’re all game to return.

Since it sounds like the cast is on-board for a reunion film, it’s now up to fans to make sure they make their voices heard across all social media platforms. Let Netflix know you want the story to get a proper ending!

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The first three seasons of GLOW are now streaming on Netflix.