The first season of GLOW debuted today on Netflix and now we look ahead to what’s in store for the new show.
UPDATED: August 11
GLOW (gorgeous ladies of wrestling) already had a head start with the talent behind the scenes. It was created by Liz Flahive and executive produced by Orange is the New Black and Weeds’ Jenji Kohan. Inspired by the real story of a 1980s women’s wrestling league, it stars Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles who finds an unexpected chance at stardom: enter the glitter and spandex-laden world of women’s wrestling. Co-starring Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin, it fully embraces everything from the decade to tell an entertaining and unique story.
The first season of the series is has already garnered positive reviews and anticipation for more of the story.
What To Expect From Season 2
While the show does have some wrestling, the real spark is the dialogue. Much like Orange Is The New Black, there are many secondary characters whose stories will likely be explored.
GLOW Renewal Status
UPDATE: AUGUST 10: Glow has officially been renewed for another season.
While nothing is official (it usually takes about a month from the premiere to word of a new season), with the star power involved and Netflix’s proclivity to give new series a fighting chance all signs point to yes. In addition, the shows creators have discussed that they already had a future in mind when coming up with the show. Flahive discussed the possibilities at Austin’s ATX Television Festival, after a screening of the comedy:
“The first season we really take our time. We’re starting at the audition and we’re going very slowly to when they get to find their characters, to how they get to the actual making of the pilot of GLOW … We’re not quite at the moment where they are living their wrestling characters 24-hours a day. We’re definitely starting to deal with the inner play of their selves and their wrestling personas and how those start to interact.”
It seems the show’s creators have an idea of the characters getting more and more invested in their wrestling personas.
Season 2 Release Date
No official announcement of the release date yet.
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