Netflix's GLOW — Trailer

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added: Mon, May 15th '17

"Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling!!!"

Check out the very first trailer for Netflix's new 1980s-set dramedy series "GLOW," which is loosely inspired by the making of the real-life women's professional wrestling series of the same name, which was syndicated briefly for four seasons from 1986 to 1990.

Created by "Nurse Jackie" producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive produced by "Orange Is the New Black" creator Jenji Kohan, the ten-episode series stars Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) as a struggling Hollywood actress who, after being sent out on a random audition call, finds herself being hired to perform as a professional female wrestler for an all-female wrestling league, which is intended to be televised for a new syndicated show.

Comedian Marc Maron also stars in the Netflix series as a former B-movie filmmaker who came up with the wrestling show idea and is trying his hardest to push the series into production. Meanwhile, Betty Gilpin (from "Nurse Jackie" and "American Gods") plays an ex-'80s soap star who has agreed to join the cast as a featured player but is shocked and dismayed to see her former rival (Brie) has been cast as well.

Sunita Mani, Gayle Rankin, Sydelle Noel, Ellen Wong, Jackie Tohn and Britney Young round out the cast of the female wrestlers, while Private Practice's Chris Lowell plays the hotshot producer who knows everything you need to know about wrestling's stereotypes.

"GLOW" premieres Friday, June 23rd.

synopsis:
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison 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 turns out not to be what it seems. 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 super stardom.

 

starring   Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, Chris Lowell, Sunita Mani, Gayle Rankin, Sydelle Noel, Ellen Wong, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young

release date   June 23, 2017 (on Netflix)

 
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