Netflix's GLOW season 2 – everything you need to know

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Cult wrestling fans were super-psyched to see the announcement of a GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) TV series, which was inspired by the real-life 1980s trend of ladies-only wrestling.

Set in '85 LA, GLOW revolves around the adventures of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work actress who turns to the burgeoning televised female wrestling scene to rescue her career.

Ending on a cliffhanger that'd make the World Wrestling Federation organisers proud (someone wins the GLOW crown, someone else steals it from them), this should form the basis of a pretty compelling second season.

GLOW season 2 Netflix: Are they bringing it back?

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GLOW fans should be happy the show's getting a second season on Netflix at all, with the streaming service recently becoming a lot more ruthless when it comes to what shows it's taking forward.

"We've cancelled very few shows," Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said following Sense8's shock sudden ending. "We have to take more risks, try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall."

While Glow didn't instantly become part of the zeitgeist in the same way that something like, say, Stranger Things did, the pedigree is so good, we're not surprised Netflix is giving it a second chance. The show could've definitely fallen into that risky / crazy camp, but it ended up being a much more nuanced affair.

GLOW season 2 air date: when's it on?

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The announcement of GLOW season 2 came on almost the exact one-year anniversary of the announcement of season 1.

So, going by that logic, we can expect season 2 to premiere roughly one year after season 1.

Expect it to appear on Netflix on – or around – June 23, 2018. Filming got underway in October 2017, with Brie revealing that the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling were back at it in an Instagram post.

GLOW season 2 cast: is Alison Brie coming back?

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Part of what made GLOW a no-brainer renewal for season 2 is the fact it stars the brilliant Alison Brie, who we know best from Community. Of course she's coming back.

She showed her look for season two in an Instagram post in October 2017.

She's fantastic on GLOW – and the series' pro-feminist themes must be refreshing for an actress who was once asked to wear a bikini to an Entourage audition...

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GLOW isn't a Game of Thrones-style show, where all the lead characters are gradually killed off, so expect lead Alison Brie to be joined once more by Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kate Nash and Marc Maron.

New female wrestlers will also join the line-up for the new season, with actress Shakira Barrera added to the cast for season two. She'll play Yolanda (aka Yo-Yo), a Mexican-American dancer/stripper and out-and-proud lesbian who signs up for the team.

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GLOW season 2 trailer: when can I watch it?

Yeah, don't expect too much from the above announcement teaser – it's more of a GIF than a trailer.

Still, considering how great season one's full trailer was, you can expect something similar to appear online early next year. You can watch that below while you wait for it to turn up.

We'll be updating this feature as and when new information arises, so keep it bookmarked.

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