In the mid-’80s, G.L.O.W. showcased female wrestling in a totally new way for its time. Instead of simply showing matches and having athletes run around in leotards, the show (which stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”) put their personalities at the forefront of the series and broke up competitions with comedy sketches. Although it only aired for three years, it lived on as a camp cult icon. Now, Netflix is reviving the show in its own way.
Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, G.L.O.W. will not be a remake. Instead, the scripted series will take inspiration from its namesake show. It will follow an out-of-work actress as she takes one last shot at fame by working as a female wrestler on a television show. Jenji Kohan (the creator of Weeds and Orange Is the New Black) and Tara Herrmann (executive producer of Orange Is the New Black) will serve as the project’s executive producers.
No casting information or release dates have been publicized yet. While we wait on that, rewatch the original series, below.