Netflix debuted one of the funniest new shows of 2017 with GLOW, which shone a comedic spotlight on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling phenomenon of the 1980s. Fans got some good news when Netflix ordered a second season of ten episodes, although there was no announcement of when production would begin. Now, GLOW leading lady Alison Brie has shared a photo that indicates the Gorgeous Ladies are ready for some more wrestling. Get ready for some pure 80s intensity and take a look!
Alison Brie shared the photo on her Instagram account, and it shows Brie and co-star Betty Gilpin in full 80s glory. They both seem to be dressed up as the wrestling identities their characters finalized by the end of Season 1. Alison Brie seems to be channeling the "Zoya the Destroyer" persona she created as her character's wrestling alter ego. Zoya was a Russian supervillain whose role in the wrestling ring was to give the other wrestlers a baddie to battle. Betty Gilpin is back as Liberty Belle, a.k.a. the American heroine whose nemesis is Zoya the Destroyer.
Betty Gilpin's eyeshadow game is pretty strong in this pic, but Alison Brie is going to take the prize for most outrageous hair. That updo as Zoya the Destroyer is so gravity-defying that I'm slightly concerned about how many hair spray fumes she may have inhaled while the GLOW hair team was getting her ready. All things considered, both actresses look ready to get back in the ring in the best way.
We're still more or less in the dark about where Season 2 will take the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, although Betty Gilpin told CinemaBlend earlier this year that she'd like to see more training montages and power ballads. Actresses Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson also revealed that the whole cast loves working out the fights for themselves, even if they did take a few bruises in the process.
Hopefully we can count on the majority of the cast returning. Sydelle Noel--a.k.a. Cherry Bang--landed a role on The CW's Arrow for Season 6, although we don't yet know if her work on Arrow will get in the way of GLOW Season 2. The Season 1 finale did end in a way that could justify Cherry taking a break from the other Gorgeous Ladies. We'll have to wait and see. The whole ensemble was pretty great, both as a group and as individuals.
All ten episodes of GLOW Season 1 are available streaming on Netflix now, so be sure to tune in to get some 80s-tastic gorgeous ladies wrestling to their hearts' delight. Our 2017 Netflix schedule can point you toward your other streaming options, and our fall TV guide can point you toward what you can watch on cable and broadcast.