In very welcome news, Netflix’s wrestling comedy GLOW has been renewed for a second season, and will feature 10 new episodes. The series, set in 1980s Los Angeles follows struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) who becomes a wrestler on a weekly series in a final bid for stardom. GLOW, or Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, was inspired by a female wrestling league and accompanying TV show of the same name from the late ‘80s.
Netflix’s GLOW has been heralded for its writing and break-out characters that, coupled with theatrical aesthetics and performances, have attracted a wide range of viewers — from women, to men, liberals, and gamers.
So far it’s been a hit for Netflix, which probably comes as no surprise given Jenji Kohan, show runner of wildly popular Orange Is the New Black is GLOW’s executive producer. There’s no word yet on when the new season will air, though Netflix did provide this 10-second teaser of shiny lips.