Women’s Wrestling Comedy ‘G.L.O.W.’ Revived at Netflix From ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator
Lest you think that three more seasons of Orange Is the New Black would keep creator Jenji Kohan locked up, the former Weeds boss is already eying another enclosure for Netflix - the ring. ‘80s women’s wrestling league G.L.O.W. will get a revival of sorts on the streaming outlet, reborn as a 10-episode comedy set within the real-life league.
Netflix has placed an official order for the new scripted series (h/t TVLine), as 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 unscripted syndicated series, eventually transitioning to events and parties.
The new version will be set in Los Angeles, and is described as a “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.” 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.
You can watch some of the original G.L.O.W. below, and stay tuned for more details on Netflix’s scripted revival.