Jenji Kohan, well known for creating Orange is the New Black, the popular dramedy series, is executive producing a new comedy series called G.L.O.W (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), Deadline reports. The wrestling series is co-created by Liz Flahive (Homeland), and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black) who will executive produce alongside Kohan and fellow Orange is the New Black veteran Tara Herrmann. Flahive and Mensch previously worked together on Nurse Jackie and will serve as showrunners for G.L.O.W.
The series will be available to watch on Netflix and was ordered about three weeks before the expected fourth season premiere of Kohan’s Orange is the New Black. You can catch Orange is the New Black later this month on June 17th. Unlike Orange is the New Black, G.L.O.W. will be overseen by Netflix (Orange is the New Black is a Lionsgate Television property). And the wrestling show will be made up of half-hour installments rather than having fifty-something minute episodes like Orange is the New Black.
Netflix officially gave a 10-episode order for the G.L.O.W. comedy series. The wrestling scripted comedy is inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league called G.L.O.W. The organization first launched in 1986 as a professional wrestling league for women. Then after, transitioned into an unscripted syndicated series that filmed at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and ran for a total of four years. In addition to wrestling, the ’80s show also featured sketches and songs.
The upcoming Netflix series will have its own spin on the original G.L.O.W. organization. The series is set in Los Angeles and showcases big hair, body slams, and headlocks. In addition G.L.O.W. tells the fictionalized story of an out-of-work actress who discovers one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
Are you excited for the upcoming wrestling series from the minds of Orange is the New Black?