Coming to Netflix: A series loosely based upon the fascinating 1980s phenomenon of the TV show G.L.O.W., Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which combined women’s wrestling with comedy skits and an aesthetic sensibility that can only be described as wildly specific. It was, after all, the ’80s.


The costume design is gonna be sick.

The news comes according to Deadline:

Created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black), G.L.O.W. was inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. Set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams, the series tells the fictionalized story of an out-of-work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.


Jenji Kohan is executive producing, along with her fellow Orange is the New Black EP Tara Herrmann.

For more on the original show—which ran syndicated for four seasons—you can check out the documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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