The wrestling dramedy is inspired by the real-life 1980s female wrestling league, and tells the fictionalized story of an unemployed actress Ruth (Alison Brie) who goes on to become a pretty stellar wrestler, alongside her former friend Debbie (Betty Gilpin). Sydelle Noel, Marc Maron, Britney Young, Britt Baron, Kate Nash, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Gayle Rankin, and more also star in the series.
Brie was quick to celebrate the news on Instagram, sharing a short video of someone wearing bright, sparkly lipstick with the number “2” appearing soon after in neon.
It’s like a perfect tribute to the era in which the show is set, made even better by this caption:”SEASON 2, GLOWBERTS!!! Let’s do this. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼”
Season 1 was critically and popularly received; it has a 95% critical score on Rotten Tomatoes and an 89% audience score. The show told a hilarious and heartfelt story of female empowerment, and featured a group of complicated, interesting, and dynamic female characters attempting to break professional barriers — while overcoming struggles in their personal lives, ranging from friendship to family to romance to abortion. (The treatment of the latter has been praised by Planned Parenthood.)
Needless to say, we’re so happy to see the return of a show with strong women at the center.
GLOW‘s renewal makes it the fourth Netflix comedy to premiere this year to land a second season, following on the heels of One Day at a Time, Santa Clarita Diet, and Dear White People. We can’t wait to see what each show brings in their sophomore seasons.