Those who have been eagerly awaiting any further information surrounding the Jenji Kohan executive produced Netflix Original Series GLOW are in luck as the first official trailer has just been released online. Based on the syndicated professional women’s wrestling circuit that bore the full title Glorious Ladies of Wrestling, the new series co-created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch stars Alison Brie as an aspiring and out-of-work actor eking out a meager living in the 1980s before she stumbles upon the highly original world of the new show’s eponymous premise and preceding franchise.
Co-starring the likes of Marc Maron – an infrequent actor and regular podcaster and standup comedian – as the opportunistic former director whose own string of personal and professional setbacks sees him leading the charge of the newly established circuit of women wrestlers, GLOW appears to be aiming for the same demographic that watches fellow Kohan produced Netflix production Orange is the New Black – and the latest trailer definitely paints quite the lurid picture of things soon to come.
In the footage featured above, potential viewers of GLOW can get a closer look at the exact tone and comedic sensibility that the latest Kohan produced Netflix series is primed to feature. Promising another highly original look at a troupe of unconventional female performers looking to expand the boundaries dictated by common gender stereotypes, the new show is sure to give plenty of reason for potential viewers to give it a try when it sees release online later next month.
Brie is definitely a comic performer possessed of the kind of inherent talent and demonstrative gravitas required of such a production, and as such GLOW should be a perfect vehicle suited to her specific sensibilities as an actor. Likewise, Maron appears well-suited to his respective role as a subdued crank, and with any luck the rest of the cast will manage to gather around the two aforementioned star players.
Only time will tell whether or not GLOW proves to be as huge a success as Orange is the New Black has been for four seasons already, but with any luck Kohan has another crowdpleaser in the palm of her hands. In the mean time, here’s to hoping for the very best from the latest Netflix Original Series as the female wrestling program makes its way to viewers in late June.
GLOW season one will see release on Netflix starting June 23, 2017.