Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a new comedy from executive producer Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds and Orange is The New Black. G.L.O.W. follows an out-of-work actress who finds opportunity in a weekly series about female wrestlers in the ‘80’s wrestling league, G.L.O.W. — Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
Jenji Kohan, an executive producer for the series, joins forces with EP Tara Hermann (Orange Is The New Black) along with creators and showrunners Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is The New Black).
The world of women in wrestling is rich, and G.L.O.W. will likely draw from the stories of real-live female wrestlers as the series explores the realm of what Netflix describes as “big hair and body slams.” The tradition of kick ass-women in wrestling continues today, with outstanding female wrestlers like Shasha Banks, who prove that the wrestling sure as hell isn’t just a man’s world.
Since much of its creative leadership come from shows with outstanding female casts and characters, it’s a good bet that G.L.O.W. is going to fit right in with Netflix’s arsenal of original series that showcase female talent in front of and behind the camera.