If you feel like your life has been considerably lacking in Alison Brie‘s extremely endearing and sometimes grating Ruth Wilder, then you’re in bloody luck because Netflix just announced it’s working on a second season of Glow, with OITNB wizard Jenji Kohan at the helm again.
The first season followed the early beginnings of the first-ever women’s wrestling show of the same name, which came out in the mid-80s in America.
The series follows Brie, an out-of-work-actress who joins the low-budget production and takes on the wrestling persona of Soviet baddie Zoya the Destroya. Glow also stars Betty Gilpin as Debbie ‘Liberty Belle’ Eagan, Britney Young as Carmen ‘Machu Picchu’ Wade, and Marc Maron as sleazy but excellent director Sam Sylvia, along with a stellar ensemble cast of other gorgeous ladies including Kate Nash as Rhonda Richardson (a.k.a. Britannica, the Smartest Woman in the World), Sunita Mani as Arthie Pemkumar (a.k.a. Beirut the Mad Bomber) and real-life WWE star Kia Stevens as Tammé ‘The Welfare Queen’ Dawson.
The show has been praised for its warm, realistic portrayal of women and their friendships, and for the gravity with which it treats its central premise – every gorgeous lady in Glow finds something empowering and exciting in the moves they learn as they train for their first show, and many of the actors have spoken publicly about how much of a game-changer it was getting to hang out with a bunch of chicks and learn to throw each other around.
It’s also based on a short-lived real life wrestling show of the same name, which is a great way to spent several hours going down an internet rabbit hole if you’re looking for one – oh, and it’s responsible for one of the best abortion episodes of any TV show pretty much ever.
So it’s extremely good news that Netflix has given the people what they want: more hammy, sequin-and-hairspray, shiny legs and spangly leotards, girl-driven dramedy goodness.
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Yaaasss, Glow is getting a second season. pic.twitter.com/nrRJqnY5rr
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You glow, girls.Image: Netflix