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Netflix orders G.L.O.W. series from 'Orange is the New Black' creator

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via TVLine

A couple weeks back, we told you about news that Netflix was looking to get in the wrestling business - kind of.

One of the streaming services star creators, Jenji Kohan of the critically acclaimed and popular series Orange is the New Black, was working on a pilot set in the world of 1980s cult classic women's wrestling show G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling).

TVLine is reporting the series has been picked up by Netflix for a ten episode first season.

It should be pointed out that this is not a straight-revival of the concept which ran as a syndicated show from 1986 - 1990, where models, actresses and other Hollywood types wrestled as outlandish characters in over-the-top scenarios. Instead, this will be a fictionalized dramedy set in that world, following one actress who joins the promotion as a last resort before quitting show business.

Still, a show with strong female leads set in the wrestling world from acclaimed creators can't be a bad thing, right?

No word yet on casting, or a filming schedule and release date. But this is a bigger commitment than the previous news, so those things will probably start being announced shortly.


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