Alison is down for a GLOW movie (Picture: Netflix)
Alison Brie would love a GLOW movie after the show’s cancellation – but we could be waiting a while.
The comedy-drama series, which followed a group of women who join a wrestling promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the 1980s – ran for three critically acclaimed seasons on Netflix, and had been renewed for a fourth.
However, after filming on the season was shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was announced that the final season would not be completed or aired.
Alison, who played actress Ruth Wilder, aka Zoya the Destroya, on the show, believes that a movie could wrap the series up, but acknowledges that it may take a while.
Speaking to The Playlist for their Fourth Wall Podcast, the 37-year-old said: ‘I certainly think a movie could tie everything up. 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.’
However, Alison doubts whether this could happen, seeing as she has plenty of experience in TV shows and their big screen dreams.
Alison knows any potential film may take a while (Picture: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images)
She said: ‘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, 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 played Annie Edison in the comedy Community, which, after its multiple cancellations, saves and channel switches, adopted the tagline ‘six seasons and a movie’ in the hopes of getting their dream arc.
Five years after the show ended, a film still hasn’t materialised, but during a recent Zoom table read, the whole cast – including Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino – expressed interested in taking the show to the big screen.
GLOW had been filming for around three weeks, with one episode already in the bag, when production was halted back in March.
The series was axed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Picture: Netflix)
Netflix confirmed the ‘difficult decision’ not to continue filming in October, blaming the challenge of safely filming the ‘physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast’.
Creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch said: ‘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. 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 s****y 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.’
As well as Alison, GLOW starred Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Kate Nash, Britney Young, Britt Baron, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Chris Lowell and Marc Maron.
GLOW seasons one to three are available to stream on Netflix.
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