For anybody not too sure what Glow is, it stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and it’s the new upcoming comedy announced by Netflix. Set for release next month, it’s a sideways look at the tough and sometimes oddball day-to-day life of trying to make it as an actress in California in the 1980s.
It’s yet another Netflix original concept and from the look of the trailer it could be another big hit for the entertainment network. It’s loosely based on the real-life show of the same name that piloted back in 1985, looking at it from the inside out as the new comedy series focuses on exploits of the show behind the cameras as it brings together actresses and models to make up the high glam numbers.
Glow will be released on Netflix on the 23rd June 2017 with all episodes arriving at once as has become the standard for the video-on-demand service. Season 1 will include 10 episodes and if it’s as good as the trailer makes it look then it’s going to be tough not to binge through them all at once. You’ll be able to catch it all at www.netflix.com/title/80114988.
Taking its inspiration from the real-life 1980s female wrestling league, the fictional comedy tells the story of Ruth Wilder, an unemployed actress who gets offered the chance to audition for a new show called Glow. She doesn’t have a clue what it’s about to begin with, but in the desperation for a part she heads over to the audition anyway.
When she gets there she finds out what the acronym stands for and despite initial reservations she goes on to become one of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. She’s joined by a group of other Hollywood rejects in the 1980s LA casting opportunity, including rival Debbie Egan, a former soap actress who is forced to return to the industry as the lead star of the show. What follows is a whole new world of oddball antics as Ruth gets a slightly warped version of her big break dream.
Alison Brie stars as Ruth Wilder and she’s supported by Betty Gilpin as her big-hair and leotard wearing aggressive nemesis Debbie Egan. The cast also includes Mark Maron, who plays Sam Sylvia a B-movie director whose career has seen better days as he leads the casting, directing and creation of the show in a bid to rebuild his career.
The upcoming Netflix comedy has been created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Oranges Is The New Black) who will both be the showrunners for Season 1. Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann are down as executive producers following their previous work together on Orange Is The New Black.
Glow looks like it’s going to be pretty funny and as we’re suckers for anything remotely related to the 1980s, we can’t wait to see the big-haired Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling kicking off in June when it’s released. The trailer above looks pretty witty and while the cast doesn’t include that many well-known faces for the UK audience we’re still tipping it to be one of the must-see comedies this year.