Netflix Renews GLOW For A Second Season
The Glamorous Ladies Of Wrestling will return for a second bout of 80s set comedy and drama as Netflix has renewed GLOW for a second season.
Produced by Orange Is the New Black's Jenji Kohan and created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, GLOW has proved to be a sleeper hit for Netflix since it debuted in June receiving high-praise and a loyal fan base. Starring Community's Alison Brie as a struggling actress who grasps her last ditch attempt at stardom with both hands, big hair and piledrivers. Mixing 80s nostalgia, comedy, and a lovable bunch of misfits, GLOW was an unexpected gem and perfect viewing to kick start the summer in the absence of new Stranger Things.
After years of blanket renewals for the vast majority of their originals, Netflix has started to be a bit more discerning of late by making some high-profile cancellations. Baz Luhrmann's lavishly produced The Get Down, Girlboss, and just recently the Naomi Watts led Gypsy all failed to be picked up for a second season. Sense8 was also axed, but thanks to a fan campaign to save the show, Netflix ordered a two-hour series finale that will be released next year. Sadly, my campaign to get Fuller House cancelled for crimes against comedy (and I watched all 192 episodes of the original run) has thus far fallen on deaf ears.
The previously mentioned titles join other defunct Netflix originals Hemlock Grove, Bloodline, Lilyhammer (taken from us too soon), the revived Longmire, and the massively expensive Marco Polo (costing more than $200 million to produce). To be fair, Netflix has only been in the making TV shows and movie business for a couple of years, and cancellations are an inevitable part of the process.
All ten episodes of GLOW's second season will be available on Netflix early summer 2018.