The modern obsession with professional wrestling began in earnest during the 1980s, in the heyday of wrestlers like Hulk Hogan. But during that ’80s wrestling craze, there was also room for women, at least for a bright shining period. From 1986 till 1992, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, also known as G.L.O.W., ruled TV with their over-the-top style and characters, making famous wrestlers like Brunhilda, Matilda the Hun, Babe the Farmer’s Daughter, and Big Bad Mamma, who was a “witch” who would “cast spells” on her opponents. Who needed Saturday Morning cartoons when you had G.L.O.W.??
Now the saga of those badass ladies is becoming its own fictionalized series thanks to Netflix. G.L.O.W. is set to become a new comedy-drama, created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and will revolve around all the crazy drama and lives of the characters of the still-beloved and fondly remembered series. The first season will consist of 10 episodes, and will be released this summer. Alison Brie, known to fans for her roles on Mad Men, Community and Bojack Horseman, will star. Below is the official synopsis from Netflix:
“Inspired by the real story of the 1980’s female wrestling league, the series — set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams — will be 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. Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black) are executive producers, and the series was co-created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black), who will serve as showrunners.”
You can check out the first official images from G.L.O.W. down below in our gallery. The series debuts on June 23, 2017.
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Image Credit: Netflix / Erica Parise