In the 1980s the best action you could find was in the ring and no wrestling show was more entertaining than the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).
Now, as the original GLOW Girls are being honored at the Cauliflower Alley Club (CAC) this May by entering into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, a new on the classic wrestling series is being brought-forth with the same call letters.
Premiering on June 23rd, the new GLOW series follows the lines of the 1980s Canadian television series called, Learning the Ropes. A comedy starring late NFL legend, Lyle Alzado, a widowed high school teacher who moonlighted as a professional wrestler to make ends meet while raising his two teenage children. Learning the Ropes featured some of the greatest wrestlers of the late ’80s who wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
Unlike Alzado’s show, it appears the new incarnation of GLOW will not feature any of the original ladies making cameos and will be loosely based on how the series came together.
Below is the official synopsis and photos from Netflix that what we can expect from the new series:
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.