Actress Geena Davis is jumping into the ring with season 3 of Netflix’s ”GLOW.” The Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress will guest star in five of the 10 episodes of the third season of Netflix’s female wrestling comedy, which releases Aug. 9.
Davis will play Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, the former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, which is the show’s third season backdrop. The GLOW wrestlers are the new headliners of the Fan-Tan Hotel, a gig that follows up on a season two finale offer to turn GLOW into a variety-wrestling show.
GLOW (aka The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is indeed taking over Sin City when the Emmy-winning critical darling returns. The comedy, which was inspired by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling syndicated series of the 1980s, had been set in 1985 Hollywood for seasons one and two. But the second season finale put the 15 wrestlers — led by Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin — on a bus headed out of Hollywood after their wrestling show-within-a-show was canceled.
Netflix recently revealed what GLOW will look like when it re-sets for round three in Vegas and, on Monday, the streamer also released a first look at Davis’ character (below). A video shared by GLOW on Twitter calls her the “new girl in town.”
GLOW is an American comedy series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. The series revolves around a fictionalization of the characters and gimmicks of the 1980s syndicated women’s professional wrestling circuit, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (or GLOW) founded by David McLane. The series also stars Marc Maron, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kate Nash, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Gayle Rankin, and Britt Baron.