Hallelujah! The gorgeous ladies of wrestling, a.k.a. GLOW, will be returning for a second season, as announced by Netflix today. Though it took me a few episodes to really get into GLOW, it was worth the wait — the show really found its rhythm once the women came together and developed their in-ring personas. The way the show also played its redemption narrative through hero and heel archetypes was pretty perfectly executed, and left plenty of room for more stories from this fantastic cast to explore in a new season.
If you haven’t caught up yet, the series stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin (in a break-out role), and Marc Maron, along with Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Britt Baron, Kimmy Gatewood, Sunita Mani, Kate Nash, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, and many, many more performers who, it should be noted, did their own stunts.
Like Orange Is the New Black (Jenji Kohan is an EP on both series), the show is a true ensemble piece, and it will be great to get new stories from the ladies of GLOW next year (most likely). Check out the GLOW Season 2 announcement video below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.