Netflix has released the first trailer for GLOW season 2, in addition to announcing when the hit wrestling series will make its return. Your favorite Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back in the ring Friday, June 29. That makes it almost exactly a year between the release of Glow season 1 and season 2. While that's common practice for most networks, it's not necessarily always the case with Netflix, as they sometimes go two years between seasons, depending on the situation. In this case, the streaming service didn't make us wait, so we're getting more sweet 80s ladies wrestling action this summer.
The Glow season 2 video isn't so much a trailer as it is a music video celebrating the upcoming batch of new episodes. It doesn't feature any actual new footage from the new season, but it does feature the Glow girls gearing up to the tune of Maniac from Flashdance. Since this is a show set in the 80s, that seems entirely appropriate. Marc Maron's Sam does bust in to break up the fun at one point, but that adds to the charm. If this video is any indication, Glow season 2 could be a lot of fun. And there is going to be a lot of hairspray this time around.
Glow season 2 follows the women as they become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam (Marc Maron) 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.
Netflix was quick to renew Glow for a second season, announcing that the girls were coming back in August of last year. The series was created by Liz Flahive (Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black) and, though it revolves around the actual syndicated women's professional wrestling circuit, which ran for four seasons from 1986 to 1989 for a total of 104 episodes, the show largely centers on fictionalizations of the characters who appeared the ring. The series came about as a result of the creators seeing the 2012 documentary, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Flahive and Mensch also serve as showrunners on Glow.
Glow is just one of many returning series and new shows making their way to Netflix this year. The streaming service, which remains by the far the largest in the world right now with more than 117 million subscribers, is investing $8 billion in original content this year alone. Aside from shows, that also includes a ton of movies, ranging from low-budget indies to expensive, blockbuster-level endeavours like Bright. Be sure to check out the new video for Glow season 2, courtesy of the Netflix YouTube channel, for yourself below.