So, the trailer for Glow is here and it looks as glorious as I was hoping. If you are a fan of wrestling you’ll know there has been a “revolution” in women’s wrestling and instead of being just an afterthought some of the best matches we see in the ring are coming from the women wrestlers. Hopefully Netflix will tap into this newfound popularity with this show, and of course deliver a show that is as funny as the trailer looks. I get the feeling this may just be a hit. The show arrives on Netflix on Friday, June 23rd, watch the trailer and take a look at even more images from the show below.
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.
Glow is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch who are serving as showrunners.
What are your thoughts on Glow? Do you think it is going to deliver where it matters and be a 5-star event, or will it be a wrestling flop we’d rather forget? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.