Netflix Bringing Back G.L.O.W…Sort Of

Published On June 16, 2016 | Wrestling News
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“Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan is trading lockdown for leglocks with a new show for Netflix inspired by the women’s pro wrestling show “G.L.O.W.”, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The new series, also called “G.L.O.W.” tells the story of an out-of-work actress who finds herself a gig with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a very real women’s pro wrestling promotion based in Las Vegas in the ’80s.

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy as it continues its push for original programming. “G.L.O.W.” was co-created by Liz Flahive (“Homeland”) and Carly Mensch (“Orange is the New Black”), who join Kohan as executive producers.

Season four of “Orange is the New Black” is set to air on Netflix on June 17.

 This has the potential to be very good or very bad. G.L.O.W. was an interesting concept and I wonder if in this current Pro Wrestling climate an actual all Women’s promotion could survive on a national scale. The problem with any sort of show written by Hollywood that involves pro wrestling is that they just use the tired, old stereotypes from the 1980s. Now this show is set in the 1980s so we very well may get that sort of low-brow humor where essentially they just make fun of wrestling. For all the popularity over the years and for all the money WWE and other organizations has made, pro wrestling is still the bastard child of Entertainment. Even with The Rock dominating the box office, wrestling and wrestlers get very little respect. If done right this series could have potential, my guess is they go with the same old schtick and it’s done after the 10 episodes.
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