The 80s-inspired female comedy series, executive produced by Jenji Kohan and created/executive produced by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, picks up again as the women become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad and the ugly realities of their newfound fame.
As Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam (Marc Maron) is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and twenty episodes to churn out. The wrestling is harder, the stakes are higher and the hair is even bigger.
Brie was here in Rome today and commented on the series’ popularity. “It’s really positive. Everyone has something they can relate to,” she said. “We have 14 women on the show,” the former Community and Mad Men star added.
GLOW and the current female empowerment movements colliding “is great timing and is resonating with audiences,” she continued. But, “The stories our show was going to tell would have been the same. MeToo and Times’s Up are things people have been saying behind closed doors for a long time in our industry. It makes me very grateful as an actress to go to work every day. There are women behind and in front of the camera and at the top making decisions. It makes a big difference to feel really seen and heard on set and have ownershp of yourself.”