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Jenji Kohan Stepping Inside the Squared Circle for Netflix With Pro-Wrestling Comedy ‘G.L.O.W.’

Set in the '80s, the series is created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.

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Jenji Kohan is moving from the jailhouse to the squared circle. Netflix has given a 10-episode order to “G.L.O.W.,” a pro-wrestling comedy executive-produced by the “Orange Is the New Black” creator alongside her co-executive producer Tara Herrmann. Set in the ’80s, the series is created by Liz Flahive (“Homeland”) and Carly Mensch (another “Orange Is the New Black” alum), who will also serve as showrunners.

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G.L.O.W., short for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, is an all-female wrestling promotion whose heyday ran concurrent with its eponymous TV show from 1986-90. In addition to choreographed grappling, “G.L.O.W.” featured skits and musical numbers. The new series tells the fictionalized story of a struggling actress who makes a last-ditch attempt at fame by becoming one of those gorgeous ladies.

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G.L.O.W. also served as the basis of the 2011 documentary “GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.” No casting decisions of an airdate for the new comedy have been announced yet. In the meantime, we’ll have to keep waiting for the show’s entrance music to announce its arrival.

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