Netflix is bursting at the seams with new original content, much of which sets out to emulate past eras. With shows such as Stranger Things, The Get Down, and even The Crown playing on people's feelings of nostalgia, it should come as no surprise that the streaming platform would apply that tactic to their original comedies.
An upcoming entry into Netflix's catalog, the 80s-set comedy GLOW, promises to do just that. Executive produced by Orange is the New Black's Jenji Kohan, the ten-episode series follows Ruth Wilder (Community's Alison Brie), who is described as "a struggling and out-of-work actress who eventually goes on to create the first women's wrestling TV show."
For those vaguely recognizing the title, GLOW - which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling - was in fact a real television series, which ran from 1986 to 1990. The syndicated series became a sort of cult hit amongst fans, and helped pave the way for the mainstream female wrestling audiences see today.
The fictionalized version of the series - which is co-created by Nurse Jackie alums Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch - will follow Brie's character throughout 1985, as she "finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling." Her co-stars will include Elementary's Betty Gilpin as a rival wrestler, and comedian Marc Maron as GLOW's trainer.
All ten episodes of GLOW are set to debut on Netflix on June 23rd. Click through our gallery of images from the first season.
(h/t: The Hollywood Reporter)