Netflix Cancels UK Premieres of ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘Glow’ After Manchester Attack

A recent attack at a concert arena in Manchester killed at least 22 people

Netflix has canceled the London premieres of “Orange is the New Black” Season 5 and the Alison Brie wrestling comedy “Glow” in response to the Manchester attack.

“Following the terrible events in Manchester on Monday night, we have decided to cancel our special screening of “Orange is the New Black” and “Glow” on Tuesday, May 30,” a Netflix spokesperson said Thursday. “Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy.”

An individual with knowledge of the matter told TheWrap that the decision to cancel the premieres was not made in response to any request from local authorities.

Since the attack, several other entertainment  events set to be held in the country have been canceled. Ariana Grande postponed her tour in response to the attack that killed 22 people and injured dozens more just after her Monday concert at the 22,000-seat Manchester Arena.

Universal Pictures called off its “Mummy” London premiere, while the “Wonder Woman” London premiere was also canceled.

Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” tour had been scheduled to resume Thursday at London’s O2 Arena, but the tour will now be delayed at least through June 5.

“Orange is the New Black” is set to premiere on June 9 while “Glow” will be released on June 23.

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