New original series GLOW arrives on Netflix tomorrow
From the makers of Orange is the New Black, brand new series GLOW lands on Netflix tomorrow.
GLOW, or “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”, revolves around women’s wrestling in the late 1980s. The show gives viewers an insight into the obstacles women faced during a period when female fighting was seen as unconventional.
Set in Los Angeles, the drama centres around Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress whose lack of cash leads her to a rather unusual audition for a fledgling professional wrestling promotion.
GLOW will run for 10 episodes for the first series and will be available to watch on Netflix from June 23, 2017.
Alison Brie, who plays Ruth, told The Independent what attracted her to the script initially: “The writing is so nuanced. And the idea of having so many great female characters in one show, watching these woman explore this thing that is so different and challenging for them, and obviously not something I have ever tackled, wrestling.
“And the character of Ruth drew me in, especially because I could relate to her immediately. It seemed like a role I hadn’t played before, a grittier show than I’ve done before.”
GLOW is available to watch on Netflix from Friday, June 23.