Netflix Orders “G.L.O.W.” Comedy Series Based On 80’s Female Wrestling League
Awww nah…hell naw…Netflix up and done it!
Netflix is giving me back a piece of my childhood after announcing they have ordered the comedy series, “G.L.O.W.,” based on the 1980’s female wrestling league.
Here’s the scoop via Deadline:
Netflix has given a 10-episode order to G.L.O.W., a comedy-series executive produced byOrange Is the New Black creator/executive producerJenji Kohan and Orange co-executive producer Tara Herrmann.
Created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black), G.L.O.W. was inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. Set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams, the series 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.
Flahive and Mensch will serve as showrunners and will executive produce with Kohan and Herrmann.
The Reagan-era female wrestling league G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling), a female answer to the male-dominated World Wrestling Federation, was showcased in the eponymous kitschy, Las Vegas-based syndicated TV series, which ran for four seasons, featuring sketches, songs and wrestling.
I absolutely loved G.L.O.W. as as little girl so the news of this forthcoming comedy series has me ready to jump off of the top rope!