Netflix renews GLOW | Second series of wrestling comedy-drama ordered

Netflix renews GLOW

Second series of wrestling comedy-drama ordered

Netflix has renewed GLOW, its comedy-drama about 1980s female wrestling for a second season.

Alison Brie will return for ten new episodes of the show as Ruth Wilder, a struggling out-of-work actress who becomes part of the wrestling TV show. The  series also stars comedian Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia, GLOW's director.

The first run of ten episodes was released via Netflix on June 23, with the streaming giant describing the show as ‘a Cinderella story with bodyslams’.

It was praised by critics, receiving a 96 per cent approval rating from review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly  called it  ‘a silly-smart masterpiece’ and Sophie Gilbert of The Atlantic said: 'It’s just a blast to watch women having so much fun. GLOW fully owns its campiness and its showy aesthetics, but it’s smart and subversive underneath the glitter.’

GLOW was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black), who act as showrunners, and is based on the real-life GLOW series.

Published: 11 Aug 2017

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