Netflix has made another round of surprising cancellations.
The female wrestling dramedy, GLOW, which was renewed in August 2019 and received three Emmy nominations this year, will not be returning to the ring Deadline exclusively reports. The series was three weeks into filming its final fourth season when production halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of shutdown, GLOW had completed one episode and was starting on the second.
The physical requirements of wrestling mixed with filming in Los Angeles, high COVID-related costs for its large cast of 20, the uncertainty around COVID, and the inherent physicality of the series which had to be mitigated pushed the budget of the series too high for Netflix to proceed. Due to all of this, season four wouldn’t be released until 2022, at least two years after season three, leaving Netflix less confident that there would be a big enough audience tuning in.
Deadline also reported that Teenage Bounty Hunters, which had its debut this past August and has been a fan-favorite, has also been canceled. The series centered on fraternal twins Sterling (Maddie Phillips) and Blair (Anjelica Bette Fellini) as they “[balanced] teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.”
GLOW and Teenage Bounty Hunters join Netflix’s recently canceled shows Altered Carbon, The Society, and I Am Not Okay With This. What will be next? We hope we don’t find out.