Comedy is said to be inspired by women's pro wrestling show 'G.L.O.W.'
Orange Is The New Black creator Jenji Kohan is bringing a women’s pro-wrestling comedy show to Netflix.
Inspired by 80s professional women’s wrestling syndicated TV series G.L.O.W. a.k.a. ‘Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,’ the new show is set to feature 10 episodes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy will be set in Los Angeles and will feature “big hair and body slams”. It will focus around the fictionalised story of an out-of-work actress who attempts to live out her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
Kohan collaborated with Homeland writer Liz Flahive and fellow Orange Is The New Black writer Carly Mensch on the new endeavour. Orange Is The New Black‘s Tara Herrmann worked as the executive producer alongside Mensch and Kohan.
Flahive and Mensch have previously worked together on the Emmy-award winning show Nurse Jackie. They have both been credited as the showrunners on this new comedy.
Orange Is The New Black will return on June 17, following news that Netflix has commissioned a further three seasons of the show. Discussing the main themes in Orange Is The New Black‘s fourth season, the show’s creator Jenji Kohan previously said: “We start with political agendas, the corporatisation of the prison, the stratification of people into their little mosaic groups.
“We want it to be a surprise, but [you can expect] all the fun stuff like race and hate and some things from current events that we wanted to filter through our lens.”
A premiere date for the new women’s wrestling show is yet to be confirmed. You can watch the original opening titles of G.L.O.W. below.