Netflix has placed a 10-episode order for G.L.O.W., a scripted comedy series inspired by the 80s female wrestling league Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.). The series will be produced by Orange Is the New Black creator/executive producer Jenji Kohan and OITNB co-executive producer Tara Herrmann.
G.L.O.W. was created by Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black) and Liz Flahive (Homeland). It is inspired by the female wrestling league which aired in the 1980s featuring big hair, body slams, and bad acting. But it was so awesome!
The series, which Netflix just optioned, tells 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. Mensch and Lahive will be serving as showrunners and executive producers alongside Kohan and Herrmann.
The female wrestling league G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) ran for four seasons and featured sketches, songs and wrestling.
Here’s a look back at G.L.O.W. – The complete 1st Season Highlights of The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling