Alison Brie recalls ‘Heartbreak’ over GLOW cancellation

Alison Brie’s career in Hollywood has resulted in a plethora of successful roles for the actress. One role she still can’t quite get over is one from the Netflix series Ember.

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The wrestling series, which was canceled by Netflix nearly two years ago, saw Brie star as Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder, a superstar in the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a real-life women’s professional wrestling promotion that aired in 1980. the ones. Spoke to Decider recentlyBrie called the cancellation of the series “the biggest heartbreak” of her career.

“It’s the biggest heartbreak of my career,” Brie said. “But it will live on forever as this amazing thing. I loved working on it – maybe more than anything I’ve worked on! – and I miss it very much. But I feel very grateful for the time I had on the show.”

While Ember was originally set to receive a fourth and final season from Netflix, the streamer ended up changing course when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Unfortunately for those working on the show, production had already begun on the fourth season when the pandemic hit, and shortly after, Netflix announced that production would no longer resume, which Brie said was shocking but somewhat overshadowed by the Covid- 19’s effect on the world.

“Yes, that was surprising!” Brie said about the cancellation. “But it was kind of overshadowed by the shock of everything that was happening globally. [Laughs] You know, so in a way it was almost like it put things into perspective.”

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Despite the cancellation, Ember was a fairly successful series for Netflix. The series earned 15 Emmy nominations during its run, winning three, including awards for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half Hour or Less) and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program.

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