Creator/executive producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch say with season two of GLOW the audience will really be allowed to experience the women as they truly own their characters. The new two-minute behind-the-scenes video features the cast of the popular Netflix series describing the new season, talking about their characters’ looks as well as the process of getting into the hair, makeup, and the application of glitter, more glitter, and an extreme amount of glitter.
“Because season two is about the shooting of the show ‘GLOW,’ even when we’re not wrestling we’re often in our wrestling looks. And that actually has been one of the most fun things about shooting this season,” explained series star Alison Brie. “It empowers all of us and we take that spirit from the ring and apply it to every aspect of shooting.”
“Getting into Liberty Bell I know that my hair is gonna be a foot higher than it is now, which is crazy to think about,” said Betty Gilpin. Gilpin added, “I think that we try to ask the difficult questions about what sometimes feels like a contradiction – maintaining your femininity and vulnerability while also claiming your power.”
GLOW season two will premiere on Netflix on June 29, 2018. The second season will consist of 10 30-minute episodes.
The Plot: Season two follows the women of GLOW as they become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth and Debbie settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and twenty episodes to churn out. The wrestling is harder, the stakes are higher, and the hair is even bigger.
A Look Back at Season 1: Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.