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Alison Brie Likes The Idea of a 'Glow' Movie But Is 'Pessimistic' About It Too

Alison Brie is opening up about the talk surrounding a movie about Glow.

Turns out, the 37-year-old actress isn’t a big fan of the idea.

“I certainly think a [‘GLOW’] movie could tie everything up,” Alison shared during her appearance on the Fourth Wall podcast. “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.”

She added that the talent is there, the pandemic has put a big wrench in any plans.

“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,” she added. “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.”

Alison‘s co-star Marc Maron voiced his support of a movie happening.

“Let us wrap it up in a two-hour Netflix movie. Give the showrunners and the cast and the writers the chance to finish the story in a movie, right? Then it’s all fine,” he shared just last month. “That would take the financial pressure off and the writers could play it out, we could shoot it out.”

Glow was cancelled by Netflix just after the summer. See how the cast reacted to the news here…

Here's Why 'Glow' Was Cancelled By Netflix (& Why We're Worried More Shows Could Be Cancelled!)

Glow was cancelled by Netflix after three seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Originally, the show was actually renewed for a fourth season, but a lot went down in the past couple of months.

Vulture is explaining that to keep a huge cast like Glow safe with new safety protocols, Netflix did not believe that they would be able to return to production until 2022. Netflix then worried that by 2022, fans wouldn’t be as invested in the show and the cost to return to production may not be worth the product.

The article also states that COVID-19 safety protocols are very costly for productions. We’re hoping no more TV shows are casualties to this mindset and things can resume safely soon!

Find out every other TV show that has been cancelled due to Coronavirus.

'GLOW' Cast Virtually Reunites After Cancellation News

The cast of GLOW is getting back together again.

Following the news that the Netflix series was canceled amid the pandemic, the stars reunited for a virtual reunion on Saturday (October 10).

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During their discussion, an effort created in partnership with HeadCount and #GoodToVote, the stars also encouraged viewers to vote.

“Our show is among many other things about people who sometimes feel powerless [that] do powerful things. Right now, I think the most powerful thing you can do is vote,” said Betty Gilpin.

The cast previously teased that if 250 of their fans registered to vote or made a voting plan, they would have the live Q&A — and if 1,000 joined in, Marc Maron would join.

Marc revealed that he based Sam off his own experience with coke.

“I had made some decisions about how Sam did cocaine from my own experience from doing cocaine. I walked up to Liz and Carly who were the dorkiest two women in the world, real nerds, and I just said to them, look this guy – he doesn’t carry a vile, there’s no bindle, he just does it out of a folded corner of a magazine that he loaded up with probably a pen top or a key, that’s what this guy does. They just looked at me for a second and Liz goes, ‘we’re so glad you’re here.’”

Alison Brie talked about Ruth and Sam’s first kiss.

“In the script, it was sort of like, ‘Sam turns to kiss her – she breaks away immediately’ and as we were doing it they kept having us do it [more and said], ‘Alison, don’t turn away so quickly’ and I was like, ‘oh, ok’ and finally they came out and were like ‘what if you just fully kiss,’ this was season two, and I was like ‘what, I’m gonna need to speak to Liz and Carly…’ I was more just not prepared for Ruth and Sam to go there yet but Marc took it a little personally.”

Betty discussed scheduling the reunion before the cancellation.

“We scheduled this Zoom when we thought we still had a season 4 so it feels like we invited you to our wedding and then the groom had sex with a cross-eyed cocktail waitress and now we’re all just drunk at the venue together and we’re like ‘enjoy the quiches because it’s over!’ If this wedding is now a funeral, let’s make it one of those fun great ones,” Betty also said.

Glow is unfortunately not the only show that has been cancelled after being renewed by Netflix.

Betty Gilpin Says Goodbye to 'GLOW' in Heartfelt Letter After Cancellation

Betty Gilpin is reacting to the cancellation of GLOW.

The 34-year-old actress, who played Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan on the comedy, wrote heartfelt goodbye letter to her show after Netflix decided to cancel it after three seasons.

“GLOW was canceled,” Betty wrote in Vanity Fair. “I am sad. It was the best job I’ll ever have. Our business is a strange mix of attempting childhood dreams to a room full of asleep people and shirking dignity for awake tomato-throwers for rent. This was one of those extremely rare times where we got to do the dream for awake people. And it didn’t disappear in an audition room or unsent email. We did it on a show, recorded it all, I swear. Thirty episodes.”

“Panicked that I was never going to be able to support myself as an actor, a decade ago I did an arc on a show where you saw my areolas before you saw my face,” Betty continued. “Avoiding eye contact with ancestors’ ghosts, I bravely signed on to press my taint against the lens every four frames for Chipotle and weed money, while the other actors did real scenes in between. But there were two lapsed playwright-genius women on the writing room staff, and they went against the bro mandate and slowly changed the part to an addled character actor instead of a blow-up doll to boost ratings. I would cry into their scripts on the subway, clinging to their subliminal I see you.”

Betty went on in her letter to thank show runners for casting and paid tribute to all of her GLOW co-stars, in particular Alison Brie.

“In a world with so much wickedness, I am so very grateful I got to spend three years in Oz,” Betty concluded. “And in a real backhanded All About Eve move, in this metaphor I’m going to cast myself as Dorothy and Alison Brie as the Scarecrow. Because of course I’m going to miss you most of all.”

This fellow GLOW star is hoping the show gets the chance to wrap up the series with a movie.

You can read Betty Gilpin‘s full Vanity Fair letter here.

Marc Maron Wants 'Glow' To Get a Movie to Wrap Up The Series

Marc Maron is opening up about the recent cancellation of Glow on Netflix.

The 57-year-old actor, who played Sam Sylvia in the series with Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, took to his Instagram Story (via) telling the streaming giant to think about a movie to close out the series instead of leaving the open ended storylines hanging.

“Let us wrap it up in a two-hour Netflix movie. Give the showrunners and the cast and the writers the chance to finish the story in a movie, right? Then it’s all fine,” he shared. “That would take the financial pressure off and the writers could play it out, we could shoot it out.”

Marc went on, “The thing about shooting a movie is that when you have the whole shooting script you can be economical about your shooting. I think they could do it in less time than it would take to shoot the show.”

He also spoke about the reasons behind the cancellation of the hit show, which Netflix said was due to the pandemic.

“The reason I was given from the showrunners was basically a financial one in that they didn’t want to pay to keep the sets alive anymore,” he shared. “We’ve got two offices and soundstages being leased. They were two and a half episodes in on the day they went into lockdown.”

Marc added, “I was told that they didn’t want to eat the cost of maintaining the sets for another six or seven months to begin production. So that’s what we heard. Honestly, who knows? The protocols they have in place now, I know there are a lot of things being shot, but we have a big cast and crew. Who knows where we’re going to be in January?”

This other Netflix series was also just cancelled after only one season.

Alison Brie & 'GLOW' Stars React to the Show's Abrupt Cancellation Due to COVID-19

Alison Brie and her co-stars from the Netflix series GLOW are reacting to the news that the show has been canceled.

The comedy series had already begun production on season four ahead of the pandemic, but the show was shut down along with every other movie and TV show.

Now, Netflix says there isn’t a way to feasibly continue production on a show like GLOW and it has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Going to miss this… Forever grateful to my GLOW family for changing my life forever. ❤️ #glownetflix,” Alison captioned a photo of the cast on her Instagram account.

Other cast members like Marc Maron, Britt Baron, Rich Sommer, and Rebekka Johnson have also shared their reactions, which you can see below.

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'Glow' Cancelled By Netflix After Previously Being Renewed, 'Teenage Bounty Hunters' Also Axed

Netflix has cancelled Glow after three seasons on the streaming service, after previously renewing the show over a year ago for a fourth and final season.

The reason why? The COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. COVID also apparently took down our show. Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of GLOW,” series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch said in a statement to Deadline. “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.”

“We’ll miss our cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew. It was the best job,” they continued, adding, “Register to vote. And please vote.”

The fourth season of Glow was filming when production was shut down in March due to the pandemic.

In addition, Teenage Bounty Hunters was also cancelled after only one season.

Glow is unfortunately not the only show that has been cancelled after being renewed by Netflix.