Released this Friday, we reckon the much-anticipated GLOW could reach the same heights of popularity on the streaming service as Orange is the New Black, it certainly has the talent behind it.
Like the latter, it also stars a group of racially diverse strong female characters, including the fantastic Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), while the creators and producers of the show are also women: GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds), who also serve as showrunners, while Orange Is the New Black's creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive produce.
The comedy is inspired by a short-lived but beloved show from the eighties and tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom through ladies wrestling.
Ruth finds herself working with 12 other Hollywood misfits and trying 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 is not what it seems. Leading these ladies to victory is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who is tasked with making these ladies wrestling stars.
Have a look at the featurette released by Netflix today, while you can catch all 10 episodes on the streaming service when it is released this Friday (June 23rd).