Netflix's new series GLOW (short for, gorgeous ladies of wrestling) premiered Friday, June 23. The show, which is created by Liz Flahive and executive produced by Orange is the New Black and Weeds' Jenji Kohan, is inspired by the real story of a 1980s women's wrestling league, GLOW. With all the episodes from Season 1 available for immediate marathoning, it's time to start looking at the future of the show. Will GLOW return for Season 2?
EARLIER: While there has been no formal announcement about a second season, Netflix is often pretty generous when it comes to renewal. Most of its original series, with the exception of The Get Down, have been granted second seasons at the very least. With the star power and Netflix alums involved in the series behind and in front of the camera, it is likely GLOW will land a second season to premiere next year (the typical Netflix pattern). And, it seems Flahive worked on the first season with additional seasons in mind.
According to Deadline, Flahive discussed her vision for the future of GLOW at Austin’s ATX Television Festival, after a screening of the comedy. Flahive reportedly said, “The first season we really take our time. We’re starting at the audition and we’re going very slowly to when they get to find their characters, to how they get to the actual making of the pilot of GLOW ... We’re not quite at the moment where they are living their wrestling characters 24-hours a day. We’re definitely starting to deal with the inner play of their selves and their wrestling personas and how those start to interact.”
It seems the show's creators have a vision of the characters getting more and more entrenched in their wrestling personas, which will be a wild ride for viewers. While the series has big plans for its characters, there is only one season to keep viewers occupied on June 23. So, to satisfy the desire for more episodes, fans can take solace in the following series after marathoning GLOW — featuring the cast of the show.