‘GLOW’ is an American comedy-drama web television series that airs on Netflix. The show first premiered on June 23, 2017 and has been created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Tilted Productions, Perhapsatron, and Fan Dancer are the companies backing the project, while Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Jenji Kohan, and Tara Herrmann serve as the executive producers.
‘GLOW’ is based on the gimmicks and the fictionalization of characters who were involved in the 1980s syndicated professional women’s wrestling circuit, called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling or GLOW, which was founded by David McLane.
Take every lighthearted, cult 80’s film from your youth and roll them into one, then inject the diverse casting and perspectives that all of those films were sorely missing, sprinkle on some amazing 80’s fashion and music, serve with some fearless subject matter (storylines covering miscarriage and abortion, misogyny, anxiety. racism and infidelity) and you get ‘GLOW’! Naturally, fans have taken to the series like a fish to water, and the number of fans is only growing each day. Moreover, the critics have lauded the show too, praising its style of writing, its attention to detail, especially considering it is a period piece. They have also been quick to point out how the show adds a layer of drama expertly to the plot, without losing its self-effacing and delightful humor which borders on silliness.
GLOW Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘GLOW’ includes the women who are the wrestlers. All eyes are trained on the likes of Alison Brie of ‘Community’ and ‘Mad Men’ fame, who appears in the role of Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder. Other cast members include Betty Gilpin as Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan, Sydelle Noel appearing in the role of Cherry “Junkchain”/”Black Magic” Bang, Britney Young as Carmen “Machu Picchu” Wade, Marc Maron, the comedian, as Sam Sylvia. There are several other wrestlers, as well as supporting characters, who not only make the series more interesting but also helpt to portray the world of wrestling in its entirety while also giving viewers a glimpse into the personal and professional lives of these gorgeous ladies of wrestling.
In the upcoming season, the main cast is expected to return. Some of the recurring characters got promoted to series regulars, so we expect to see them as part of the everyday cast too, and there might always be new faces thrown in who would make this world of wrestling all the more fascinating and would definitely kick the drama up a notch.