Get in the Ring With GLOW‘s Women Wrestlers
You know you’ve hit upon a tantalizing subject for a new series when the creator of the mega popular, critically acclaimed musical Hamilton Tweets this:
GLOW, Netflix’s new series, is loosely based on the real-life low-budget wrestling show “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” and was created by two seriously talented people; Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Weeds). The show stars Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, and Ellen Wong. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 she’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.
So yeah, you can see why Lin-Manuel Miranda was ready to stop what he was doing and start bingeing immediately; an exquisite premise, a fantastic cast and very talented people behidn-the-scenes, we're ready to hit the mat for GLOW.
Check out the brand new featurette, and start streaming the ten-episode first season now.
Featured image: L-r: Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie. Photo by Erica Parise. Courtesy Netflix.