• The cast of the hit TV series "Glow" urged the viewers to support the petition for a Netflix movie to wrap up the show
  • Marc Maron, who played Sam Sylvia on the show, noted that the streaming platform would be able to do it easily
  •  Netflix has decided to cancel the series due to the ongoing pandemic

The cast of the hit TV series “Glow” reunited for the first time after the cancellation of the show to encourage the people to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. They also urged the viewers to support the petition for a Netflix movie that would give a fitting end to the series.

Stars like Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Kate Nash, Britney Young, Rebekka Johnson, Shakira Barrera, Sunita Mani, Gayle Rankin, Marianna Palka, Ellen Wong, and more got together for a video call to encourage the people to register and vote, The Hollywood Reporter first reported.

Gilpin, who portrayed the character of Debbie on the show, noted that the series is all about how “powerless” people can do “powerful” things in their lives. She then urged the people to vote because it’s the “most powerful thing” that they can do right now.

“Our show is, among many other things, about people who sometimes feel powerless do powerful things. And right now I think the most powerful thing you can do is vote. If you loved anything about this show and the way the women took control of their own destiny, you can do that too by voting,” Gilpin said during the video call.

While talking about the show, Maron, who played Sam Sylvia, said that it would be “interesting” to see if Netflix gets on board for a two-hour movie. Maron also said that doing a movie would be “easier” for the streaming giant and hoped that people would “rally” around the idea to put some pressure on the management.

“It would be a very exciting thing and it would seem like Netflix could do it if they wanted to do it. It would probably solve the problem, it would be easier for them to do. Who the [explicit] knows what they're going to do, but I think it's a great idea and I hope people rally around it enough to raise the interest of the executives over there,” THR quoted Maron, as saying.

The petition was started by Maron on Twitter, in which he requested Netflix to give them a chance to work on a movie that would provide fans with a satisfying ending for the show. The actor posted a video saying that doing a movie would take "financial pressure" off Netflix's back, and they could easily film a movie than do another season.

"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," Maron said in the clip.

On the other hand, Mani, who portrayed Arthie Premkumar, said that it was disheartening to see the show getting canceled because it gave her a chance to be the person that she always wanted to be in real life.

“I got a chance to make a version of myself that I always wanted to be. Like when you get to go to a new school and you're like, ‘I'm gonna be confident and accept myself.’ But to actually feel that through working with these women. I belonged here,” Mani said.

The reunion comes after Netflix suddenly decided to cancel the series due to the ongoing pandemic. The safety of the cast was a key factor that contributed to the cancellation, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“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.

The cast and crew had already finished shooting for two episodes before the shutdown.

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Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie starred as wrestlers on Netflix's now-cancelled "GLOW." Ali Goldstein/Netflix