Last August it was reported that Community star Alison Brie was set to star in GLOW, an ’80s women’s wrestling series coming to Netflix. The show is inspired by the real-life wrestling promotion of the same name, which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
Netflix has released an official trailer for the new series, which is set to be released next month. Also starring is Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Britney Young, and Sydelle Noel.
Continue below to read more about GLOW and watch the trailer.
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when sheâ€™s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom.
GLOW is executive produced by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie), Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black).
Flahive and Mensch created the series, and will also serve as showrunners.
GLOW will be released on Netflix on June 23rd.
Guts, glitter, glory… Are you ready to GLOW?
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