Big hair and body slams will be coming to Netflix in the form of “G.L.O.W.,” a 10-episode comedy series set against the backdrop of the 1980s all-female wresting league.
The series was co-created by Liz Flahive (left; Showtime’s “Homeland”) and Carly Mensch (below right; Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”), who will serve as showrunners. It will be executive produced by Jenji Kohan (“Orange is the New Black,” Showtime’s “Weeds”) and Tara Herrmann (“Orange is the New Black”).
Set in Los Angeles, “G.L.O.W.” will tell the fictionalized story of an out of work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
In real life, the G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) league was featured in “Glow TV,” a nationally-syndicated series shot in Las Vegas that ran from 1986 to 1990.
“G.L.O.W.” executive producer Kohan has a long-term commitment to her show “Orange is the New Black.” In February, Netflix picked up the women’s prison dramedy for seasons five, six and seven, running through 2019, with Kohan set to continue as executive producer and showrunner .
Season four of the show, created by Kohan based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman about her real-life experiences as an inmate in a women’s prison, will premiere on Netflix on June 17.