There has been a ton of buzz surrounding GLOW, the upcoming Netflix series about a professional women’s wrestling circuit in the 1980s, and for good reason. The show has a very unique plot and stars Alison Brie, who’s both absolutely stunning and ridiculously talented.
GLOW stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which is a real wrestling promotion that was founded in 1986. There was a well-received documentary on GLOW that was released in 2012, so the next logical step was obviously to make a killer Netflix series inspired by the trailblazing wrestling company.
Now that you have a little background information on GLOW, you can check out its official trailer in the video below.
I am so all-in on this show that it’s not even funny. We’ve got wrestling, babes, Marc Maron’s smart ass, and a drug-dispensing robot. Talk about an embarrassment of riches.
For more details on GLOW’s plot, here’s the trailer’s YouTube description.
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom.
GLOW is executive produced by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie), Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black).
That is one damn strong team of executive producers. The first season of GLOW will consist of ten episodes and hit Netflix on June 23, 2017. Is it too early to start loading up on old school WWF ice cream bars for my binge-watching sessions?