Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis, who is no stranger to television — she was nominated for an Emmy in 2006 for her lead role on “Commander in Chief,” which also won her a Golden Globe that year — is joining the hit Netflix series “GLOW.”
Davis, who won an Oscar in 1989 for “The Accidental Tourist” and was also nominated in 1992 for “Thelma & Louise,” will play Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino. She’s scheduled to appear in five of season three’s 10 episodes.
The season launches Aug. 9.
“Season 3 follows the ladies of GLOW as they take the Vegas strip by storm,” Netflix notes in an announcement. “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 (Alison Brie) passion for the show begins to take a backseat to her growingly complicated personal life. Debbie (Betty Gilpin) 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 series is executive produced by Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Tara Hermann & Jenji Kohan, with Flahive and Mensch as showrunners.