Netflix have released the pilot to their upcoming GLOW tv series based on the 1980’s Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling wrestling promotion:
The show will be set in 1980’s Los Angeles where Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) is a struggling actress who receives an invitation for an audition along with 12 other women in a fledgling professional wrestling promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).
Also featured in the show will be wrestling star Kia “Awesome Kong” Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani, Ellen Wong, Betty Gilpen, and Marc Maron.
The first season will consist of 10 episodes and airs on 23rd June 2017.
Variety have confirmed that Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men, The Lego Movie) will star in Netflix’s female wrestling series G.L.O.W. based on David Mclane’s 1980’s wrestling league the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. The show will be written by Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black).
G.L.O.W. (and later P.O.W.W. – Powerful Woman of Wrestling) was a female wrestling promotion founded by David McLane. It became an internationally syndicated series. McLane also created the ESPN series of the World Roller Hockey League, Pro Beach Hockey and the Triple Crown of Polo under his company banner David McLane Enterprises, Inc. G.L.O.W. at one time featured Jackie Stallone (Mother of Sly), Dee Booher and Lisa Moretti – who would later gain fame in WWE under the name Ivory.
The new half-hour series, which is described as showcasing “big hair and body slams,” is inspired by the real story behind the wrestlers, and will tell the fictionalized story of an out-of-work actress — played by Brie — who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
It was the show that divided a network to the point of cancellation. Then it rose from the dead for a 6th season on Yahoo, but now it looks like all hopes of a 7th season are in vein according to Jeff Winger himself – Joel McHale; speaking to Metro Weekly he confirmed what we already long suspected: The most recent season of Community was its last.
McHale says that while Yahoo wanted another season, it couldn’t afford the actors. “All of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception — their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.”
The dreams of #sixseasonsandamovie are still alive though!
“I really do think there’ll be a movie,” McHale told Esquire a few weeks earlier. “What has to happen is that Dan [Harmon] needs to write the script. It’s a tall order for someone. ‘Go write a brilliant movie script on a beloved show that you’ve been writing for six years. Go! Just go ahead and do that!’ I don’t think that is something that’s like, ‘Let me just have a long weekend.’ The cast would do it. We would all do it.” Harmon, who’s currently co-running Rick and Morty, told EW that he couldn’t think about a script until he “miss[ed]” the show.