The Netflix dramedy, GLOW, will return to Netflix this August for season 3. The critically-acclaimed series revolves around the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a troupe of female wrestlers based on the real-life league formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s. GLOW is about unconventional women who are cast in a televised wrestling show and thrown into the faux-fighting world. The disdainful male director, Sam, assigns each woman a wrestling persona that embodies questionable and reductive stereotypes. A story about misfits and underdogs, GLOW puts a feminine lens on the sports-movie formula, turning a typically male narrative on its head.
Netflix shared a synopsis of the new season:
Season 3 follows the ladies of GLOW as they take the Vegas strip by storm. Now headliners at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, the women quickly realize Sin City is much more grind than glitter. Ever the team cheerleader, Ruth’s passion for the show begins to take a backseat to her growingly complicated personal life. Debbie is making headway as a producer, but continues to be consumed with guilt over the distance between her and her son. As their residency wears on, the lines blur between performance and reality, and the cast find themselves struggling with their own identities both in and outside of the ring.
The first season of GLOW premiered on June 23, 2017 and kicked off with a ten-episode season, which was so well-received that Netflix renewed it for a second season only two months later. The second season of GLOW — which premiered on June 29, 2018 and aired at the height of the #MeTooMovement — dealt with themes around sexual harassment.
GLOW received a 2018 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy series, as well as an Outstanding Supporting Actress nomination for Betty Gilpin. Last year, Alison Brie was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the series as Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress who ends up on a female wrestling show.
The third season will premiere August 9th on Netflix.