Netflix Starts ‘GLOW’-ing With June Premiere, Full Teaser
Just yesterday saw Netflix shining a light on its new Jenji Kohan-Alison Brie wrestling comedy GLOW, and now the glare is fully on. A new teaser for the ‘80s-set series promises a June premiere to accompany Orange Is the New Black, and a first look at those gorgeous ladies.
Where the initial Twitter tease didn’t specify an official premiere, the complete version now promises that the “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” will make their series debut on Friday, June 23. Only two weeks prior will see Kohan’s other major Netflix premiere, as Orange Is the New Black returns for Season 5 on June 9.
So reads the GLOW synopsis:
Set in 1985 Los Angeles, GLOW follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show.
Thus far, the series also stars Betty Gilpin as Debbie Eagan, Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia, Britney Young as Carmen Wade, Sydelle Noel as Cherry Bang, Britt Baron as Justine, Jackie Tohn as Melrose, Kimmy Gatewood as Stacey, Rebekka Johnson as Dawn, Kate Nash as Rhonda, Sunita Mani as Arthie, Kia Stevens as Tammé and Gayle Rankin as Sheila the She Wolf.
The new scripted series is inspired by the actual “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” league that emerged in the ‘80s. Following its 1986 debut, the original G.L.O.W. became unscripted syndicated series, eventually transitioning to events and parties. Kohan and fellow Orange Is the New Black vet Tara Herrmann will serve as executive producer, with the prison dramedy’s Carly Mensch showrunning alongside Liz Flahive.
Check out the original G.L.O.W. below, and stay tuned for more details on Netflix’s new series.