After the thrilling but vague announcement that Weeds creator Jenji Kohan was working on another female-fronted comedy for Netflix (who own everything cool now, clearly), we finally have our first look at the series, GLOW.
Here’s the scoop on the gorgeously retro, beautifully cast show:
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 is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, coked-up B-movie director who now must lead 14 women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
Judging by this brief clip, GLOW‘s a lovingly decorated tribute to the 80s, led by the incomparable Alison Brie (Community). And, of course, we cannot wait to see how Maron plays the down-on-his-luck promoter part.
To give you an idea of the era that inspired GLOW, here’s the original TV show theme, which features plenty of off-beat dancing and impressive spandex:
GLOW goes live on Netflix on Friday, June 23rd.