GLOW has captivated fans of the Netflix series since its start in 2017. Led by Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron – Golden Globe and Oscar-winning actress – Geena Davis joins season three as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino entertainment director. Adding such an accomplished actress as Davis solidifies just how strongly the show resonates with women empowerment.
“When Alison Brie and I were talking about who would be our dream casting for the Sandy role, we were like, ‘I mean someone like, I don’t even want to say Geena Davis. But that would be amazing, but obviously we won’t get [her],'” Gilpin explained. “And then I could not believe that she wanted to do our show.”
Seasons tend to get bigger and better throughout a show’s existence and this is no different with GLOW’s upcoming season. “You really get to see the ability level of my castmates,” said Gilpin. “I could cry talking about it. I’m just so proud of everyone, and I just sobbed through the whole season.”
According to Alison Brie, who plays Ruth, the new season is different from others.
“This season feels unlike anything we’ve shot before and we really embrace all the things that are Vegas, you know? Kind of the danger, the excitement, the sex, the raciness,” explained Brie. “I think there’s a lot of debauchery in season 3.”
With Netflix’s recent cancellations of One Day at a Time, Santa Clarita Diet, any Marvel shows, and more, co-creator of GLOW, Liz Flahive, had no intentions for her show to present a series ending for a “just in case” type of situation. Instead, she continues the story.
“I will say on record: Season 3 is not where we intend to end our story.” Flahive said. “We did not build this season thinking ‘Netflix seems to be canceling shows after three seasons, we should create an ending that could be an ending.’ This is not the ending of our series.”
GLOW returns to Netflix with season three on August 9.