Netflix’s GLOW Renewed For Season Two
No release date in sight, though.
Netflix’s GLOW, the dramedy about female wrestlers in the eighties, is coming back for a second season.
Returning for a ten episode run, all the main players from its first season will be taking to the ring once again. When we left GLOW, the promotion’s first televised event had been a (relative) success. As it’s based on a real promotion that ran for many years, they definitely have enough in the tank to stretch it for a few more seasons.
Jenji Kohan, who previously delivered Netflix another hit with OITNB, will be its executive producer alongside series creators and showrunners Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Alison Brie, who won plaudits for her performance as Ruth Wilder, a struggling serious actor in 1985 LA, will also be returning.
GLOW’s first season had a warm positive reception. Reviewing it for Cultured Vultures, I appreciated its realistic depiction of wrestling and some of its characters, though there is definitely room for improvement for season two:
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“With more time given to the women the show’s name is built upon, GLOW could be a real challenger in the future. For now, GLOW is just a solid concept for what’s to come.”