Netflix has set the premiere date for the third season of the comedy-drama Glow.
The streaming service announced last Friday that the complete 10-episode Season 3 of the Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch-created series will be released on August 9th.
Inspired by the 1980s syndicated series Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Glow was set in 1985 Hollywood for its first two seasons, which followed a group of 15 actresses-turned-wrestlers and their coach as they develop GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) as a TV series. The Season 2 finale ended with the show within the show getting cancelled, and the women were last seen boarding a bus to Las Vegas, hoping to continue their wrestling careers with a live nightly show.
The first-look photos for Season 3, which were released along with the premiere date announcement, show the women of GLOW as the new headliners of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.
However, according to the Season 3 logline, the ladies quickly realize that working in Sin City is much more of a grind than glitter. Also, Ruth’s (Alison Brie) love for the show starts to fade in the background as her personal life gets even more complicated. Meanwhile, despite making progress as a producer, Debbie (Betty Gilpin) continues to feel guilty over the distance between her and her son. Lastly, as their Las Vegas residency gets more tedious than expected, the ladies find themselves struggling with their own identities both in and outside of the ring.
“We didn’t think Vegas was a purely optimistic place. It’s a place that, at least for us, makes our hair go up on our arms as in, ‘Oh no, what’s going to happen there?’” Mensch told The Hollywood Reporter of their decision to bring the women to Sin City. “It’s a place that makes us deeply, deeply uncomfortable and that was exciting for us to take the story, and the women, there to see what happens.”
In addition to Brie and Gilpin, Glow Season 3 also stars Sydelle Noel as Cherry Bang/Black Magic, Britney Young as Carmen Wade/Machu Picchu, Kate Nash as Rhonda Richardson/Britannica, Britt Baron as Justine Biagi, Jackie Tohn as Melanie Rosen/Melrose, Gayle Rankin as Sheila /Sheila the She-Wolf, Kia Stevens as Tamme Dawson/Welfare Queen, Chris Lowell as Sebastian Howard, Kimmy Gatewood as Stacey Beswick/Edna, Rebekka Johnson as Dawn Rivecca/Ethel, Sunita Mani as Arthie Premkumar/Beirut, Marianna Palka as Reggie Walsh/Vicky Viking, Ellen Wong as Jenny Chey/Fortune Cookie, Shakira Barrera as Yolanda Rivas/Junkchain, Bashir Salahuddin as Keith Bang, Rich Sommer as Mark Eagan, and Victor Quinaz as Russell.