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Women's wrestling show could be coming to Netflix


While it's not a new in-ring product (or even the existing one, Lucha Underground, so many fans keep hoping will land on a streaming service), the news from Diva-Dirt of a women's wrestling series being prepped for Netflix sounds promising.

Inspired by a documentary which had been available on Netflix about GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), the 1980s show which featured mostly non-wrestlers on an all-female wrestling show, Orange is the New Black and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan is executive producing a pilot set in that world, fittingly called GLOW.

While a decision on the series won't be made until after the pilot is shot and screened, it's off to a good start. Kohan isn't the only acclaimed creator involved, as the episode they're filming was co-written by two people who worked on another acclaimed show, Nurse Jackie, Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive.

Much like the Orange is the New Black (OitNB), it sounds like the new show would start from a non-fiction story and grow a fictionalized universe from it. Diva-Dirt's description for the pitch reads:

GLOW tells the tale of a struggling actress in the 1980s that lands a role on cult women’s wrestling product “GLOW (Gorgeous Women of Wrestling)” [sic]. Here she struggles through the many highs and lows of the (not so) glamorous world of wrestling.

While we're a ways away from being able to binge season one of GLOW, it probably has a better shot than most concepts. Kohan's name likely goes a long way with Netflix execs, since OitNB is one of the services biggest critical and popular successes.

Would you be watching if this shows up on your queue as "Because you liked Beyond the Mat"?

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