What Happens in 'GLOW' Season 2? #MeToo, Racism and Fame

Netflix's all-female wrestling series GLOW debuted it's Season 2 trailer Monday, with issues related to #MeToo, racism and the characters' new-found fame taking center stage.

Season 1 of GLOW featured the rocky friendship between Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) and Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) as a focal point. While the theme of friendship doesn't diminish, Season 2 is prepared to battle other important topics.

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling become local celebrities upon their show's success as "the good, the bad, and the ugly realities" of fame arose, Netflix said. The women have accumulated a fanbase. Despite this success, fans will see the women encounter the possibility of GLOW's cancellation. The trailer shows the women learning their show is being bumped from its original time slot in favor of a men's wrestling program. "I know this is going to be hard," Bash (Chris Lowell) told the group. "But I believe in miracles, and we are going to make this miracle happen."

Racism was tackled in Season 1, but Season 2 dives deeper with Tammé Dawson's (Kia Stevens) wrestling persona, Welfare Queen. Tammé's son, a student at Stanford Medical School, discovers her job of playing an "offensive character" on television. Aside from this, the show addresses #MeToo with Ruth. The trailer appears to hint at her possible encounter with sexual misconduct, which, Ruth suggests, "shouldn't be that way." 

GLOW was created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. It's a fictionalized version of the short-lived 1980s women's professional wrestling series of the same name. It follows Brie's Ruth—a struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles—as she lands a role on a wrestling show. She is forced to compete against Debbie, her best friend and former soap actress who is leaving her husband after his affair with Ruth. 

"I love the energy right now, within this sometimes scary political climate, that we just have a lot of women rising up, making their voices heard," Brie told Entertainment Tonight in June 2017. "This is a show about women making their mark and it's super cool."

Season 2 of GLOW hits Netflix June 29.

GLOW_206_Unit_03675R Actress Alison Brie is pictured as Ruth Wilder and Betty Gilpin is seen as Debbie Eagan in a still from Season 2 Episode 6 of "GLOW." Erica Parise/Netflix

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