Things are looking up folks, because Glow has officially been renewed and Season 2 is set to hit screens in less than two months – June 29 to be exact.
Netflix just released the date announcement trailer, and the Flashdance tribute clip was as bright, energetic, and entertaining as we’d hoped.
Season 2 is shaping up to be all-time, with our favourite regulars back for the count including Alison Brie, Marc Maron, and Betty Giplin.
The latest season will follow the girls as they become local celebrities and deal with everything that comes along with fame – the good and the bad.
If you haven’t watched the first season already, I highly recommend you hop to it and get comfortable, because Glow is the epitome of bingeable television.
Glow is seriously everything I ever wanted in a television show
— Alicia (@AuchHaus) July 1, 2017
A perfect sprinkle of comedy mixed with a fast-paced and punchy script, colourful characters and strong female leads make this show one of the best Netflix originals we’ve seen so far.
Amazingly, this show isn’t solely a work of fiction.
It’s a series based off the real GLOW gang – the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling who took to the airwaves in 1986, giving men in the same profession a serious run for their money.
Think of it as A League Of Their Own but set in the eighties and featuring way more violence…
A word to the wise… If you have the chance, try to catch the documentary on the original series while you’re at it.
The Netflix production follows the lives of the real GLOW cast members, taking the time to highlight the women and explore the cultural and personal circumstances that lead them to starring in this groundbreaking show.
For many of the cast, they were actresses, models, stunt women and dancers who were all eager to break into show business.
Glow: one of the most popular female professional wrestling shows ever to air. Priceless 80's television series pic.twitter.com/GDl9IYgIJr
— GLOW Wrestling (@GLOWWrestling1) February 7, 2016
This documentary also delves into where the women are now, and how they’re faring physically and psychologically after giving the show their all, only to be abruptly cancelled in 1992.
While it can be quite hard to watch at times, what shines through is the friendships they formed, and continue to enjoy to this day.
What warms my heart about the entire GLOW universe, is that friendship and acceptance are clearly at the heart of what this concept has always been about.
At least for the women who were the stars of the production.
Even now, Netflix’s GLOW series provides roles to actresses that don’t necessarily fit into the classic blonde, skinny, and big boob stereotype of what a Hollywood starlet should be.
Their off-set friendships and connections have blossomed just like their characters in the show, and I will ALWAYS be on board with a series that fosters positive environments for women whether they’re in front of the camera, or working behind the scenes.