Alison Brie Leads Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in Netflix ‘GLOW’ Photos
You definitely had us at “Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan’s new Netflix series,” but you didn’t not have us at “Alison Brie vs. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.” It’s all ready to GLOW in a first look at the new ‘80s series, as seen in gorgeous photos.
Having recently set a Friday, June 23 premiere, Netflix released its first official photos for GLOW, taking on the formation of the real-life ‘80s wrestling league. As you can see, the hair and leotards are all pretty on-point, while a new synopsis reads:
GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (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 is not what it seems. And 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 stardom.
Thus far, the series also stars Betty Gilpin as Debbie Eagan, Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia, Britney Young as Carmen Wade, Sydelle Noel as Cherry Bang, Britt Baron as Justine, Jackie Tohn as Melrose, Kimmy Gatewood as Stacey, Rebekka Johnson as Dawn, Kate Nash as Rhonda, Sunita Mani as Arthie, Kia Stevens as Tammé and Gayle Rankin as Sheila the She Wolf.
The new scripted series is inspired by the actual “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” league that emerged in the ‘80s. Following its 1986 debut, the original G.L.O.W. became an unscripted syndicated series, eventually transitioning to events and parties. Kohan and fellow Orange Is the New Black vet Tara Herrmann will serve as executive producer, with the prison dramedy’s Carly Mensch showrunning alongside Liz Flahive.
Check out both a first teaser and the original G.L.O.W. below, and stay tuned for more details on Netflix’s new series.