1, 2, 3 – wrestle! Netflix has debuted some images and a new trailer for their eagerly-anticipated new original series Glow – set for release in June – all of which you can view below.
Netflix are a busy bunch right now with a slew of new and old shows (and films) set to debut in the next month: as well as Glow: this month sees the return of House of Cards (starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) for its fifth season; following that at the beginning of June is another returning show, Orange is the New Black, which also begins its fifth series.
Also in May sees the debut of War Machine, the new film from acclaimed director David Michod (The Rover, Animal Kingdom) and stars Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Will Poulter, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace and Sir Ben Kingsley.
But Glow is the next big show from the subscription service and sees Alison Brie (How To Be Single, Community) as a struggling actress in Los Angeles during the 80’s and sees herself thrown into the world of women’s wrestling – as do many other Hollywood “misfits”. The show comes from Liz Flahive (Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Weeds).
Here’s the official synopsis for the show:
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 is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch who are serving as showrunners
Glow debuts globally on Netflix on June 23rd.