Netflix's GLOW season 2 – everything you need to know

Sam Ashurst
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From Digital Spy

Cult wrestling fans were super-psyched to see the announcement of a GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) TV series, which was inspired by the real-life 1980s trend of ladies-only wrestling.

Set in '85 LA, GLOW revolves around the adventures of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work actress who turns to the burgeoning televised female wrestling scene to rescue her career.

Ending on a cliffhanger that'd make the World Wrestling Federation organisers proud (someone wins the GLOW crown, someone else steals it from them), this should form the basis of a pretty compelling second season.

GLOW season 2: Netflix

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GLOW fans should be happy the show's getting a second season on Netflix at all, with the streaming service recently becoming a lot more ruthless when it comes to what shows it's taking forward.

"We've cancelled very few shows," Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said following Sense8's shock sudden ending. "We have to take more risks, try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall."

While Glow didn't instantly become part of the zeitgeist in the same way that something like, say, Stranger Things did, the pedigree is so good, we're not surprised Netflix is giving it a second chance. The show could've definitely fallen into that risky / crazy camp, but it ended up being a much more nuanced affair.

GLOW season 2: Alison Brie

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Part of what made GLOW a no-brainer renewal for season 2 is the fact it stars the brilliant Alison Brie, who we know best from Community.

She's fantastic on GLOW – and the series' pro-feminist themes must be refreshing for an actress who was once asked to wear a bikini to an Entourage audition...

Alison's a compelling lead who balances pathos and comedy with ease. And if she can convince the showrunners to chuck in a cameo for her similarly skilled husband, Dave Franco, even better!

GLOW season 2: Cast

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GLOW isn't a Game of Thrones-style show, where all the lead characters are gradually killed off, so expect lead Alison Brie to be joined once more by Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kate Nash and Marc Maron.

No announcements have been made in terms of new cast members, but we expect new female wrestlers to join the line-up for the new season, mainly because that's how wrestling works.

GLOW season 2: Trailer

Yeah, don't expect too much from the above announcement teaser – it's more of a GIF than a trailer.

Still, considering how great season one's full trailer was, you can expect something similar to appear online early next year. You can watch that below while you wait for it to turn up.

GLOW season 2: Release date

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The announcement of GLOW season 2 came on almost the exact one-year anniversary of the announcement of season 1.

So, going by that logic, we can expect season 2 to premiere roughly one year after season 1.

Expect it to appear on Netflix on – or around – June 23, 2018. Filming got underway in October 2017, with Brie revealing that the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling were back at it in an Instagram post.

We'll be updating this feature as and when new information arises, so keep it bookmarked.

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