In anticipation of the June 23rd premiere of GLOW, Netflix has released a set of first look images from the upcoming comedy series – which is inspired by the short-lived, but beloved wrestling show from the 80s.
GLOW stars Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom. The series comes from Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds).
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.
GLOW premieres Friday June 23rd in all territories where Netflix is available.