There have been plenty of exciting TV projects featuring strong women recently, and soon we’ll be able to add another upcoming Netflix series to that much-needed list. Inspired by the short-lived show from the 1980s, “GLOW” follows a young actress (Alison Brie) as she navigates the shimmery and unfamiliar world of women’s wrestling.
The series is executive produced by Jenji Kohan, creator of “Orange Is the New Black,” clearly no stranger to material that puts complicated women at the forefront. Here’s the official synopsis:
GLOW 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 when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has 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. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
Do you think Kohan will be able to replicate the success of “Orange Is the New Black” when she takes a break from prison jumpsuits and tries on some neon spandex? Get ready to find out when “GLOW” gets into the ring on June 23rd.