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Netflix orders ’80s wrestling comedy ‘GLOW’ from ‘OITNB’ creator Jenji Kohan

Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan has already brought the big house to Netflix users, and soon she’ll be partially responsible for a lot of big hair. Netflix has ordered a comedy series with Kohan serving as executive producer, reports Deadline. Set in the ’80s, the show centers on the real-life female wrestling league that was featured in the series GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

The Las Vegas-based series ran for four seasons and even had sketches and songs to go with its wrestling. As seen in the clip above, the league was full of distinct characters, colorful costumes, over-the-top humor, and, of course, ’80s flavor. Needless to say, there’s a lot of entertaining inspiration to be found in the show and brought to Netflix’s GLOW.

The upcoming Netflix original will be set in Los Angeles and follow a fictionalized character who is a struggling actress trying to realize her acting dreams. To do so, she joins a live series about women’s wrestling, likely in bright spandex and with her hair teased beyond belief. It is a premise that definitely has potential and a story that won’t take itself too seriously.

With Orange Is the New Black proving successful for Netflix, it is no surprise that the streamer would want more projects that involve the show’s creator. Kohan will team up with OITNB co-executive producer Tara Herrmann on GLOW, as well as its creators, Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black). The series has a 10-episode order.

At this point, no casting information has been announced nor has a timeline been revealed. We will have to be patient until GLOW enters the ring, but hopefully, it will be worth the wait.

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