Netflix gives ‘GLOW’ a second season
Returning to the ring
After winning over fans and critics alike, Netflix’s new original series “GLOW” is getting another season. Netflix confirmed the season 2 renewal earlier today, and your favorite female wrestlers will be returning to the ring in the new episodes.
According to the announcement, the second season of “GLOW” will have ten episodes, and will return in 2018. Set in 1985 Los Angeles, GLOW follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show. Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, Netflix calls GLOW “a Cinderella story with bodyslams”.
GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann are executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch, who are serving as showrunners.
Netflix also announced that it will bring new series from the creators of the critically acclaimed series “Fauda” to more than 100 million members around the world. The video-streaming service has ordered straight to series an untitled project from Fauda creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, in which Raz will also star. A second series from the critically-acclaimed team, Hit and Run, is also in development. In 2018, Issacharoff and Raz’s acclaimed political thriller Fauda will premiere its second season on Netflix in all regions around the world outside of Israel and France.
The untitled project is inspired by actual events and follows a high-stakes global operation by the CIA and Mossad to track down and kill one of the world’s most wanted terrorists. Creators Issacharoff and Raz will serve as executive producers, along with Peter Principato, Itay Reiss and Kimberlin Belloni from Principato-Young Entertainment.
In Hit and Run, a happily married man’s life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit and run accident. The political espionage thriller series is currently in development. Creators Raz and Issacharoff will serve as executive producers, along with Peter Principato, Itay Reiss and Kimberlin Belloni from Principato-Young Entertainment and David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks from Mandeville Films.
“We are incredibly excited to start these projects with Netflix. It is an honor for us to continue our relationship with them and we are thrilled to be expanding our stories to be shared worldwide,” said creators Raz and Issacharoff.
“Lior and Avi are excellent storytellers and we’re proud to expand our relationship with them,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “We’re drawn to the global vision they have for their projects, each infused with drama, urgency, and relevance to our modern era.”