With “WrestleMania” firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at the other major moment happening in professional wrestling in 2017. Of course, we’re talking about “GLOW,” the upcoming Netflix original series about the 1980s all-female wrestling federation G.L.O.W. — the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
The first photos from the series, which stars Alison Brie and Marc Maron among many others, have been released — and they looks absolutely perfect. Based on what we’re seeing below, the series — created by “Homeland’s” Liz Flahive and “Orange is the New Black’s” Carly Mensch — is deliciously ’80s: Covered in spandex, neon-bright colors and very dated hair.
The only thing missing is a look at how an actual GLOW live event will be portrayed on the series. There’s plenty of time to get there, though. After all, this is a show telling the journey of one character, Brie’s Ruth Wilder, from out-of-work actress to wrestling superstar. According to Netflix, Wilder’s “thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling” alongside 12 “Hollywood misfits.”
…If that’s not enough to grab your interest, we have no idea what is.
While many of the characters remain a mystery, we’re particularly excited to see Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), described as “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.”
Based on looks alone, “GLOW” could well be Netflix’s most ambitious show to date. That said, given that this will be the streaming network’s second show set in the ’80s, our fingers are crossed that at some point in “Stranger Things” Season 2, the boys and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) will be watching a GLOW match on TV, only to see Brie’s character bodyslamming someone.
Make it happen, Netflix!
“GLOW” premieres Friday, June 23, on Netflix.