A New ‘GLOW’ Season 2 Trailer Is Here to Smash the Patriarchy
In just a couple of short weeks, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are returning to Netflix for another season of choke-holds, drama, and all the ’80s style you can handle. And based on the new trailer for Season 2, Alison Brie & Co. will have to smash more than just each other in the ring — they’ll also be going up against a formidable glass ceiling.
When GLOW returns to Netflix on June 29, Netflix’s fierce ensemble will be coping with their sudden fame as well as some bulls—t sexism. Despite their rabid fanbase, the new trailer teases issues with the network; not only might their hit show get canceled, but it seems they’re being bumped out of their time slot by a men’s wrestling show. Booooooo.
Hopefully Alison Brie’s Ruth and Betty Gilpin’s Debbie can set aside their personal problems for the good of the team:
Season 2 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.
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison 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 (Betty 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.
GLOW also stars Marc Maron, Marianna Palka, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Britt Baron, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani, Ellen Wong, and Rich Sommer (and many more).