The ‘90s might be the decade that the nostalgia-lovers among us are feeling hard right now, but Netflix and the creators of Orange Is the New Black want to take us back to the ‘80s for their newest (sure to be a hit) show. But if you were expecting something along the lines of the ladies of Litchfield, you can ditch the image of prison garb (though the fists can stick around), as G.L.O.W. is a new comedy focusing on the gorgeous ladies of wrestling.
Loosely based on the ‘80s phenomenon that featured an all-women wrestling league competing in between comedy sketches (and was even given the documentary treatment a few years back), the new take on the idea has just been given a 10-episode deal with Netflix.
Coming to us from Orange Is the New Black creator/executive producer Jenji Kohan and co-executive producer Tara Herrmann, the idea came about through Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black), who will be telling the fictional story of an out-of-work actress giving the wrestling ring a shot in order to find fame and fortune. Looks like the powerful ladies are going to be both in front of and behind the screen for this show, which is all kinds of amazing.
With the original G.L.O.W. lasting four full seasons of poufy bangs and body slams, we can only hope that this new series will last just as long.
To get a better idea of the old-school wrestling inspiration, you have to check out the documentary clip below, because OMG, G.L.O.W.
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